There is a chance of storms in southwestern Connecticut this afternoon, a possible preview of stronger storms tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service.

Skies will be partly sunny today, with a daytime high temperature about 85 degrees and a south wind 5 to 8 mph.

The greatest threat of storms comes after 1 p.m., the NWS says.

There also is a chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, under cloudy skies as the temperature dips to be about 70 degrees.

Tomorrow, in issuing a "hazardous weather outlook," the NWS warns that showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly after 11 a.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and downpours, as the temperature rises to a high of about 80 degrees. Storms are also likely tomorrow night, with the potential that some could be severe.

On Saturday, storms again are likely as the temperature rises to the low-80s. There remains a chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight Saturday, as the temperature hits a low in the mid-60s.

Sunday is expected to break the storm cycle with sunny skies and temperatures in the low-80s. Nighttime will be clear with a low temperature in the mid-60s.

The outlook for Monday, the weather service says, is sunny and temperatures in the mid-80s.