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Monday, March 19, 2012

Breaking Records With Ease

The last day of winter felt more like summer. Did we skip a season? Record or near record warmth will continue through Thursday.

Windsor Locks set a new daily record high temperature of 79 degrees, breaking the old record of 73 which was set back in 2010. Bridgeport set a record of 68 degrees, breaking the old record of 67 which was set the same year. Winds blowing out of the south and over the long island sound kept inland areas milder than the immediate shoreline.

Tonight areas of fog and low clouds will develop with temperatures dropping into the low to mid 40s. While we sleep, spring will arrive at 1:14 AM Tuesday! The spring equinox marks the time when the sun’s rays are directly over the equator, splitting day and night into (almost) equal length.

Tomorrow a slight easterly component to the wind will keep temps a few degrees lower than today, although still incredibly mild for this time of year. Morning low clouds and fog will break for sun. High temperatures on the shore will climb into the low to mid 60s with lower and middle 70s inland.

Temperatures will approach 80 degrees on Wednesday (upper 60s shore) with clouds and fog breaking for sun. Thursday will be the warmest as temperatures skyrocket into the low 80s with a stronger southwest wind. Even the shoreline will heat up into the 70s.The dry air and breeze could elevate the risk of brush fires. Cooler temperatures will move in Friday and the weekend.

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