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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

First Snow Of The Season, Milder Late Week

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We eased into winter weather this morning.  Most of the state saw their first flakes of the year!  Luckily, most of the snow stuck to the grass (and not the roads).  The highest accumulations could be found in southwest Connecticut. Ridgefield measured 2” of snow. Shelton was close behind with 1.5”.  Bethany and Prospect also measured around an inch. You can always find snow accumulations or peak wind gusts here.

Now that the snow has melted, the big story is the winter cold left behind. Near record cold is in the forecast for tonight. The overnight record for Windsor Locks is 18 degrees set back in 2001. I don’t think Bradley International Airport will break it.  But we’ll be in the ballpark!  Tomorrow…30s. The last time temperatures failed to hit 40 degrees was all the way back in March for the second day of spring! But winter haters don’t have to wait long for temps to rebound. Thursday is milder and 50s return Friday into the weekend. 

Tonight: Clearing, cold. 17-23 inland. 23-25 shoreline.

Wednesday: A taste of winter. Chilly, despite wall to wall sunshine. Remaining breezy. High temperatures struggle to reach 40 degrees.
Wind Chill Wednesday AM

Thursday: Not as cold as recent days. Less wind too. Mostly sunny skies. High temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

Friday: Milder with mostly sunny sunny skies. High temperatures in the low to middle 50s.

Saturday: Pleasant and mild with mostly sunny skies to start. Clouds thicken up later in the day. High temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, mild. Chance for a shower. High temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

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