New Canaan's Saturday forecast: Sunny, but storms possible
Published 7:30 am, Saturday, August 20, 2011
A chance of scattered storms remains in the forecast all weekend in southwestern Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service.
Today, isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible after 11 a.m., the NWS says, rating the likelihood of storms at 20 percent through 9 p.m. tonight. Otherwise, skies will be mostly sunny, with a daytime high temperature near 85 degrees.
Besides the continued slight chance of storms tonight, skies will be partly cloudy, with a low around 68 degrees.
Tomorrow, the NWS predicts the probability of showers and thunderstorms is about 40 percent -- increasing to 80 percent likelihood by nighttime. Some of the storms could be severe, the weather service predicts, with downpours and gusty winds. The daytime high will be 83 degrees with a southwest wind between 7 and 14 mph. Later, with the high probability of storms, the temperature will fall to the mid-60s overnight.
The unsettled conditions should end by Monday, which the weather service predicts will be sunny, with a high near 81 degrees.