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New Canaan forecast: Rain likely to cloud holiday

Published 6:42 am, Saturday, August 31, 2013
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You might have to labor a bit to enjoy the outdoors this holiday weekend, as the National Weather Service has increased the odds of precipitation today and over the next several days.

Today, there is a 50 percent chance of daytime showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10 a.m., as skies in southwestern Connecticut remain cloudy, with a high temperature in the low-80s and a south wind 6 to 9 mph.

Tonight, the NWS rates the likelihood of precipitation at 50 percent as the temperature dips to a low in the upper-60s, with a south wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tomorrow, there is a 40 percent chance of daytime showers and thunderstorms, with a high temperature in the low-80s. Chance of precipitation rises to 50 percent tomorrow night, the NWS says, with a low temperature about 70 degrees.

On Monday -- Labor Day -- the weather service says there is a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with heavy rainfall. The daytime high temperature will be in the low-80s. Odds of precipitation are 60 percent Monday night, with a low temperature in the upper-60s.

The outlook for Tuesday, according to the NWS, there is a slight chance of rain and temperatures in the mid-80s.