This was the mildest day of the year so far for inland Connecticut. Windsor Locks hit 67 degrees, the mildest day since November 2, 2013. But the shoreline was much cooler, stuck in the 50s with a sea breeze.
At this time of year, the wind direction plays a major role in the temperature forecast. On Wednesday, a gusty northwest wind will keep the sea breeze from developing. This will allow temperatures to rise into the 50s statewide. On Thursday winds switch direction, coming out of the southwest. With a breeze blowing over the chilly long island sound, shoreline towns will remain cooler with highs in the 50s. But inland areas away from the influence of the sea breeze will climb into the low 60s.
Tonight: Clearing. Low: 35-40.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, windy and cooler. Northwest wind at 15 to 25 miles and hour. High temperatures in the middle and upper 50s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, milder, not as windy as recent days. High temperatures in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees.
Friday: Sun and clouds, chance for a shower or two. High temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s.
Saturday: Chance for a lingering morning shower. Otherwise, clouds break for some sunshine. High temperatures in the lower 60s.
Sunday: Sunny most of the day with clouds increasing late in the day. High temperatures in the lower to middle 60s. Chance for a shower at night.