Saturday is the best weather day of the weekend with sunny skies and seasonable temperatures.

After that, moderate rain moves Saturday night and lingers into Sunday.

On Friday, there also a chance of rain of light to moderate in advance of a cold front.

Breezy northwest winds - gusting as high as 26 mph - are expected between 3 and 6 p.m. Friday

High pressure briefly shifts overhead for Saturday with clear skies and dry conditions.

High temperature reach the mid 40s by the afternoon.

Saturday night a deepening low pressure system pushes into the area from the southwest bringing moderate rain late Saturday night and into the day on Sunday.

Northwest Connecticut could see some snow or a wintry mix late Saturday night.

The National Weather Service says rainfall totals could reach an inch.

The long-range forecast is calling for sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-40s on Thanksgiving Day.

The forecast

Today; A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Southwest wind 7 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 42. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

Saturday night: Rain likely, mainly after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a steady temperature around 37. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.