Rain, thunderstorms and strong winds are all in the "hazardous weather" outlook issued today and overnight for southwestern Connecticut.

The National Weather Service says precipitation could begin by late morning, and continue periodically through the day and night. Some of the storms could generate heavy rain, thunder and lightning, and strong, gusting winds that also has triggered a "high-wind" warning from noon today through 6 a.m. tomorrow.

The daytime high temperature will rise to the mid-70s under today's gray, threatening skies, with breezy winds of 17 to 22 mph, gusting as high as nearly 50 mph by afternoon, the NWS says.

Overnight, more showers and thunderstorms -- some could be severe -- as the temperature dips to about 60 degrees. Winds could again as high as 50 mph, the NWS warns.

Tomorrow, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms though the morning, and then gradual clearing should begin as the temperature rises to a daytime high of about 70 degrees. There is expected to be a northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Nighttime should be mostly clear, with temperatures registering a low about 50 degrees.

On Thursday, skies should be sunny, with a high temperature in the upper-60s. Night skies should be clear and temperatures in the mid-50s.

Friday also will be sunny, the NWS says, with a high temperature in the low-70s. Friday night should be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the low-50s.

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