The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Connecticut and the tri-state area beginning approximately at 4 p.m. Saturday.

There is a risk for scattered strong to severe thunderstorms to move through the region this afternoon into early this evening with a cold frontal passage. The primary threat will be strong to damaging wind gusts. The thunderstorms may also produce frequent lightning and large hail. The approximate timing of thunderstorms this afternoon into early evening is about 4 p.m. for coastal Connecticut.


Full weekend forecast:





Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.



Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 67. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



Sunday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Increasing clouds, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.



Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.