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Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fool!

The mercury hit 62 degrees at Windsor Locks on Monday, the mildest day so far this year. Just when you thought you could retire the winter jacket…April Fool! A cold front complete with hail, lightning, rain and SNOW, sent temps into a nose dive. The next two days will feel more like February with high temperatures stuck in the 40s.

Some clearing is expected tonight with temperatures dropping into the 20s with a gusty northwest wind.  That wind will send wind chills into the 10s/20s Tuesday morning, 30s by afternoon. Sunshine will mix with afternoon clouds.  The lake effect snow machine will be turned on tomorrow.  With a gusty wind, there’s a chance a flurry or snow shower could get carried into Connecticut (especially NW).

More sunshine is expected on Wednesday but temperatures will not respond. Once again, we’ll get stuck in the 40s. But this is only a quick cool down. 50s return by Thursday with mostly sunny skies. Clouds will thicken up Friday. We’re watching a coastal storm for later this week.  Rain and gusty winds are possible late day if this storm hits. But there’s also a chance the storm slides harmlessly out to sea. 

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