FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The rest of the week is expected to be cool and dry in Fairfield County, but heavy rains this weekend could put a damper on any Mother's Day plans.
Below normal temperatures can be expected Thursday, which will be mostly sunny with a high near 64, according to the National Weather Service. There will be an east wind of 6 to 8 mph. Thursday night will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Friday will also be cool, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 59. Rain will start rolling in Friday night, which will see a 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11 p.m. Otherwise the night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 45.
Strengthening low pressure will bring rain and wind this weekend. Saturday will see a 90 percent chance of rain, which will be heavy at times. It will also be cool, with a high near 53. An east wind will be 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Rain will continue into the night, when the low will be around 46. Between one or two inches of rain is possible.
Rain is likely to continue into Sunday morning, followed by a chance of showers after noon. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Sunday will see a 40 percent chance of showers, and a low around 46.
The beginning of next week is not expected to be much brighter. Monday will see a 30 percent chance of showers and a high near 63.