After a night of heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms, southwestern Connecticut today can expect mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-80s.

The National Weather Service predicts the daytime high temperature will fall back from the record-setting heat wave that gripped the region earlier this week, but will crest at a very summer-like 85 degrees. There will be a north wind between 7 and 9 mph.

Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low temperature about 60 degrees and a north wind around 7 mph.

Tomorrow should be sunny with temperatures in the low-80s. By nighttime, there is a slight chance of showers before 9 p.m., with the odds of rain -- and possible thunderstorms -- increasing from 9 p.m. into early Monday. The overnight temperature will dip to the low-60s, the NWS says.

On Monday, showers are likely and scattered thunderstorms are also possible. Skies will be mostly cloudy and the daytime high temperature will rise to the upper-70s. There remains a slight chance of showers before midnight later Monday, and temperatures will be about 60 degrees.

The outlook for Tuesday, the weather service says, is mostly sunny and temperatures in the upper-70s.