Rain, easing from the steady overnight downpours, continues to fall early this morning across southwestern Connecticut, but is expected to clear out of the region this afternoon.

The National Weather Service says the scattered showers should end by 1 p.m., but skies will remain partly cloudy as the temperature rises to the low-70s. There will be an east wind between 6 and 9 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low temperature about 60 degrees and an east wind between 3 and 7 mph.

Tomorrow should be mostly sunny with a high temperature in the mid-70s. Nighttime will be partly cloudy as the temperature dips to a low in the upper-50s.

Friday should be mostly sunny and the temperature will rise to the upper-70s, the NWS says. Skies will remain clear overnight and the low temperature will be in the upper-50s.

The outlook for Saturday, the weather service predicts, is sunny and temperatures in the mid-70s.