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Friday, January 10, 2014

Wet, Windy, Warm, WILD Saturday

Current Watches & Advisories:

A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect for Hartford and Litchfield Counties through 4 am Friday morning for temperatures lingering around or ust below the freezing point in spots and drizzkle/showers developing. A very small coating of ice is possible, especially on untreated roadways.

A Flood Watch is in effect statewide this weekend.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for the shoreline of Middlesex, New London counties with gusts that could get up to 40+ mph on Saturday.

Forecast Discussion:
January’s rollercoaster ride continues on Saturday as temperatures soar into the 50s with periods of rain. Rain will come down heavy at times with a gusty southwest wind. Don’t be surprised if you hear a rumble of thunder. Some poor drainage or river flooding is possible with 1”-2” of rain combined with snow melt and the possibility for ice jams. Sunday is the pick of the weekend for outdoor plans with clearing skies.  The day will remain breezy but temperatures will be a bit cooler.

Daily Forecast:
Tonight: Freezing drizzle in spots early (northern CT). Lows: 30-35 Low temperatures around midnight with warming  occurring overnight. Showers developing.

Tomorrow: Rainy, heavy at times, windy and warm. High temperatures soaring into the middle 50s. 1"-2" of rain with locally higher amounts possible.

Sunday: Clearing, breezy and turning a bit cooler. High temperatures in the middle 40s.

Monday: Mostly sunny, breezy. High temperatures in the lower to middle 40s.

Tuesday: Cloudy with rain developing, some heavy. High temperatures in the middle 40s.

Wednesday: Increasing clouds. Snow developing late in the day and at night. High temperatures in the middle and upper 30s.

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