Weekend temperatures in southwestern Connecticut will be decidedly cooler than the sweltering weather that gripped the region earlier in the week.

The National Weather Service says today's skies will clear from yesterday's clouds and rain, and the temperature will rise to a daytime high of about 80 degrees in mostly sunny conditions. There will be a northeast wind 7 to 9 mph, becoming east in the afternoon.

Tonight will be partly cloudy and the temperature will dip to about 60 degrees. There will be a south wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a high temperature in the low-80s. Nighttime will be mostly cloudy with a low temperature in the mid-60s.

On Monday, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7 a.m., the NWS says. Skies will be mostly cloudy and the temperature will rise to the upper-80s. There remains a chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday night, mainly before 10 p.m.

The outlook for Tuesday, according to the weather service, is showers and thunderstorms possible, but otherwise partly sunny and temperatures in the mid-80s.