Showers -- and possibly downpours -- are in the forecast today for southwestern Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service.

The cloudy skies early this morning will later yield precipitation that the NWS says could be heavy at times, and temperatures will rise to a daytime high of only about 70 degrees. There will be an east wind 14 to 16 mph.

Rain is also expected tonight as the temperature dips to a low of about 60 degrees. There will be a northeast wind around 10 mph.

Tomorrow will be partly sunny and the temperature will be in the upper-70. Tomorrow night will be partly cloudy with a low temperature in the low-60s.

Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny as the temperature rises to the low-80s. Nighttime will be partly cloudy with a low temperature in the mid-60s.

The outlook for Monday, according to the weather service, is partly sunny, with afternoon showers and thunderstorms possible, and temperatures in the low-80s.