A cold front moving into southwestern Connecticut this afternoon could trigger showers -- and severe thunderstorms -- the National Weather Service warns in issuing a "hazardous weather outlook" today.

Hot and humid weather will prevail earlier today under partly sunny skies and temperatures reach a daytime high in the low-90s.

Storms are possible after 4 p.m., and some could trigger downpours, gusty winds and hail, the NWS says. The scattered storms are possible later tonight and early tomorrow as the cold front breaks the heat wave that has gripped the region for the last several days.

Patchy fog may settle in parts of the region in the wake of the storms, as overnight low temperature registers about 70 degrees.

There remains a slight chance of rain tomorrow morning, the NWS says. Skies will be partly cloudy and the high temperature will be in the mid-80s. Overnight, there is a chance of showers and the temperature will dip to a low in the low-70s.

On Friday, there is a slight chance of showers under mostly cloudy skies and temperatures reach a high in the upper-70s. Nighttime will be mostly cloudy with a low temperature around 65 degrees.

The outlook for Saturday, the weather service predicts, is mostly sunny and temperatures about 80 degrees.