FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- After a cold and wet start to spring this year, Fairfield County will finally begin to see some relief, with above normal temperatures and mostly dry conditions expected this week.
Temperatures will climb well into the 70s Monday and Tuesday, with some inland locations approaching 80, according to the National Weather Service. Monday will be sunny with a high near 72, and south winds 7 to 14 mph, though there will be gusts as high as 25 mph. Monday night will be mostly clear with a low around 50 and a light wind.
Tuesday will be sunny again, with a high near 76. Clouds will start to move into the area Tuesday night, when the low will be around 53.
The sunny weather could take a break on Wednesday, when there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. followed by a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. The day will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. The chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Wednesday night will be partly cloudy with a low around 43.
The sun will be back out on Thursday, which is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 59. Thursday night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 41. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 56 and the night will be mostly clear with a low around 40.
The weekend will be mostly clear, though there is a small chance of showers Saturday night.