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Monday, March 31, 2014

Wintry End To March

Snow at the end of March is not unheard of. Connecticut has received measurable snow through May with 1.3” in 1977. After a wintry end to March, April starts off feeling like spring. Sunshine will greet you Tuesday with high temps in the 50s. The timing and placement of a cold front will determine how mild we get on Wednesday. If the front clears the area early, temperatures will soar up near 60 degrees. But if clouds linger through the afternoon, temperatures could get stuck about ten degrees cooler. The next best chance for rain is late Thursday and again Friday night into Saturday morning. 

By the way, if you think this March was unusually cold, you would be right! Temperatures for the month ran 6.5 degrees below average.  This will end up being the 5th or 6th coldest March on record since 1905 (it’s a close call).

Tonight: Clearing, winds diminish. Low: 26-32.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, pleasant, milder. High temperatures in the lower to middle 50s. Increasing clouds at night.

Wednesday: Clouds break for sunshine. Mild with high temperatures in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with the chance for a late day or evening shower. High temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Showers developing at night.

Saturday: Morning showers give way to a dry afternoon with some clearing. High temperatures in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees.

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