A hazardous weather outlook is in effect for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York on Thursday according to the National Weather Service.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon and into this evening. Some of these storms may be capable of producing damaging winds and hail.

A small craft advisory is also in effect through 6 p.m. Friday for Darien and its surrounding shoreline according to the National Weather Service.

Northwest winds could be 10 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to nearly 30 mph. A small craft advisory means that sustained wind speeds or frequent gusts of 25 t0 33 knots (or 29 to 38 mph) and/or seas of five feet or higher are expected or occurring, which is hazardous to small boats. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in these conditions.

The weather seems to improve by the weekend and Memorial Day according to the current forecast. Regardless, Darien's Memorial Day parade happens rain or shine.

The full forecast:

Thursday

Showers likely before 8 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., then a chance of showers after 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 56. West wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Friday night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. North wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Light southwest wind becoming south 6 to 11 mph in the morning.

Saturday night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Sunday night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Memorial Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.