Today is expected to be cloudy, with showers likely this afternoon -- the first of several days in southwestern Connecticut when periodic precipitation dampens the fire dangers posed by dry and windy conditions earlier in the week.

The National Weather Service says the daytime high temperature will be in the upper-50s, with showers likely after 2 p.m. There will be a wind becoming southwest between 11 and 14 mph.

Showers are expected to taper off tonight, while skies remain cloudy and the temperature falls to a low temperature in the mid-40s.

Tomorrow, there is a slight chance of showers before noon, while skies become partly sunny and the temperature rises to the upper-50s. Tomorrow night will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the low-30s.

On Friday, skies will be mostly sunny, with a high in the low-50s. Overnight, there is a chance of showers as the temperature calls to a low of about 40 degrees.

Showers are again possible Saturday, with cloudy skies and a high temperature in the low-50s. Nighttime skies will be cloudy and the temperature will fall to a low temperature in the low-40s.

The outlook for Sunday, according to the weather service, should be partly sunny with a high temperature in the upper-50s.