The sunny, warm forecast for today heralds the first of several pleasant days -- right through the weekend -- in southwestern Connecticut.

The National Weather Service says that the daytime high temperature will rise to the low-70s, with a north wind between 9 and 13 mph.

Tonight will be clear, with the temperature dipping to a low around 46 degrees, with a north wind around 7 mph.

Tomorrow will also be sunny, with a high about 70 degrees. Nighttime will be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the low-50s.

Saturday will be another sunny day, the NWS says, with a high temperature in the mid-70s. Skies will be clear overnight, with a low temperature in the mid-50s.

The outlook for Sunday is more of the same, with mostly sunny skies and a high temperature in the low-70s, according to the weather service.