Scattered showers will become a steady rain by early evening and continue through early tomorrow morning.
As a result of the heavy rain, NBC Connecticut has declared today a First Alert Weather Day.
Temperatures will be well into the 50s, perhaps close to 60 degrees despite the rain.
It's likely that all of Connecticut will receive more than a half inch of rain, with some spots picking up a full inch. That will help with the deficit that's existed since early summer.
Wind gusts could surpass 35 mph in any downpours this evening.
Even with a morning shower on Friday, most of the day features partial clearing. Temperatures will be in the lower and middle 50s.
The weekend looks mainly dry.
Skies will be mostly sunny on Saturday with temperatures ranging from the middle 40s to 50 degrees. That's basically seasonable for this time of year.
There can be an early rain or snow showers Sunday morning, but most of the day is dry with a blend of clouds and sun. It will be breezy.
Early next week looks dry though it will be cool. Temperatures likely won't crack 50 degrees on Monday or Tuesday.
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