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Today's high to reach lower 80s

• Oct 7, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Today’s temperature will peak in the lower 80s.

This could be one of the last times that will happen this year. In the days that follow, the highs will slowly decline — 77 on Sunday and Monday, 75 on Tuesday, upper 60s on Wednesday and Thursday.

Today and Sunday will be dry during the day but wet at night, as showers and possibly thunderstorms are in the forecast for both evenings.

Monday also could be a wet one on a day when government offices will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday.

Today, the sun will rise at 7:34:39 a.m. and set at 7:01:17 p.m.

On Sunday, the sun will rise at 7:35:43 a.m. and set at 6:59:40 p.m.

On Monday, the sun will rise at 7:36:48 a.m. and set at 6:58:03 p.m.

On Tuesday, the sun will rise at 7:37:53 a.m. and set at 6:56:27 p.m.

Here is the Norwalk-area forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today - Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph.

Tonight - Showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1 and 2 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m. Low around 61. Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday - Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

Sunday night - Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Columbus Day - A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday night - A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Tuesday - Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

Tuesday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Wednesday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

Wednesday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Thursday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Thursday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Friday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

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