New Canaan forecast: A firecracker 4th from Mother Nature
Published 6:51 am, Wednesday, July 4, 2012
After a night of scattered showers, Independence Day may be disrupted by Mother Nature's pyrotechnics as more showers -- and possibly thunderstorms -- are in the holiday forecast.
The National Weather Service says that odds of unsettled weather today increase after 3 p.m., and that some of the storms could trigger downpours, gusty winds and even hail.
Otherwise, the Fourth of July will sizzle as morning clouds clear and skies turn mostly sunny while the daytime high temperature rises to the low-90s. There will be a southwest wind of 5 to 9 mph.
Tonight, showers and thunderstorms remain possible, and some of those storms also could be severe. The temperature will dip to about 70 degrees.
Tomorrow will be sunny with a high temperature around 90 degrees. Nighttime will be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the upper-60s, the NWS says.
Friday also will be sunny and the high temperature will again rise to about 90 degrees. Friday night should be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the low-70s.
The outlook for Saturday, the weather service says, is partly sunny and temperatures in the low-90s.