This work week begins like the last one ended: Possible showers and thunderstorms, cloudy skies, humid and temperatures about 80 degrees.

And, according to the National Weather Service, the unsettled weather pattern that held sway across southwestern Connecticut for most of last week is likely to prevail most of this week.

There is a 60 percent chance of precipitation today as skies remain cloudy and the daytime high temperature rises to the humid upper-70s.

Tonight, the NWS says, there is a 50 percent chance of storms with a low temperature about 70 degrees.

Tomorrow is basically the same, with 50 percent odds of precipitation, cloudy skies and temperatures rising to the upper-70s. The chance of a storm declines overnight -- to 30 percent -- as the temperature dips to a low of about 70 degrees.

On Wednesday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers, cloudy skies again and a high temperature of about 80 degrees. There remains a slight chance of precipitation on Wednesday night as the temperature dips to about 70 degrees.

Thursday, Independence Day, is expected to be partly sunny, with a high temperature in the low-80s. Chance of daytime precipitation is 30 percent. Nighttime will be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature about 70 degrees.

The outlook for Friday, according to the weather service, is partly sunny and temperatures in the 80s.