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Thursday, December 31, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


THE WEATHER COOPERATES FOR NEW YEARS EVE PLANS!

Thankfully, the fog from this morning has lifted and the weather is cooperating for fireworks and festivities. If you’re heading out to celebrate New Year’s Eve, dress for temperatures in the 30s around the time of the ball drop.

YEAR IN REVIEW
2015 weather year in review! PLUS...I had a stare down with a cat. And the cat won.
Posted by Meteorologist Rachel Frank on Thursday, December 31, 2015


2015 was a wild ride. This December will go down as the warmest on record by a large margin. But do you remember February? Not only was it the coldest February on record, but it was the coldest month ever recorded in Connecticut. After a snowy start to the year, 2015 ended on a dry note, 6-7” below average for Windsor Locks and Bridgeport with a moderate drought statewide. So what’s in store to start off 2016?

Party animals!
WINTER COLD BUT NO SNOW FOR SKIIERS

Looking ahead, we have a real dose of winter cold lined up for early next week. On Monday and/or Tuessday high temperatures will only be in the 20s with lows in the 10s and even single digits for some of the coolest spots. BUT still no snow for the skiers and snowboarders outside of the chance for a few flurries here or there.

From everyone here on the FOX61 Weather Watch team, have a very Happy New Year! Thank you so much for your support and trust.

Forecast Details:

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Midnight Temp: 30-35. Low: 27-32

Friday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance for a late day snow shower or flurry, mainly in northern Connecticut. High: Low 40s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: Upper 30s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High: Near 40.

Monday: Cold despite plenty of sunshine. High: 27-32.

Tuesday: Windy and cold. High: 20s.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Mild End To 2015, Some Winter Cold in 2016


ICY SPOTS IN THE HILLS TONIGHT

Most of the state is safe from ice concerns tonight. But temperatures in parts northern Connecticut are still around or below freezing. With areas of drizzle and mist, a fine layer of ice can get deposited on trees and surfaces. Treated roads should be fine for the most part. The big concern is really untreated side streets, your front steps, back deck…etc. Temperatures are expected to hold steady and even slowly rise towards daybreak. Hopefully (it will be a close call), temperatures will climb above freezing when steadier rain arrives later tonight, towards 11 PM – 1AM.

MILDER FOR NEW YEARS EVE!


This December will go down as the warmest on record by a landslide! Temperatures were an impressive 10+ degrees above average for the month. So it makes sense that the last day of the month (and year) should also be above average. With high temperatures in the 40s and developing sunshine, we will be able to melt away some of the leftover ice from our first winter storm. If you’re heading out to celebrate New Year’s Eve, dress for temperatures in the 30s around the time of the ball drop.

WINTER COLD BUT NO SNOW FOR SKIIERS

Looking ahead, we have a real dose of winter cold lined up for early next week. On Monday high temperatures will only be in the 20s with lows in the 10s and even single digits for some of the coolest spots. BUT still no snow for the skiers and snowboarders outside of the chance for a few flurries here or there.

Forecast Details:

Tonight: Icy spots hills. Areas of dense fog and mist with steadier rain developing. Low: 30s. Temps will hold steady or even rise towards daybreak.

Thursday: Clouds break for some sun. High: 45-48.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance for an afternoon flurry. High: Low 40s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: Upper 30s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High: Near 40.

Monday: Cold despite plenty of sunshine. High: 25-30.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cooler But Not Cold!

These days record warmth is so common, NOT breaking a record may garner more attention. The next few days will “cooler”. But while temperatures will stay below record territory, they will still remain well above average for this time of year. Wednesday looks calm with plenty of sunshine. Clouds and rain return Thursday with the steadiest and heaviest arriving in the afternoon and evening.  A real taste of winter cold arrives this weekend with some towns struggling in the 30s for high temperatures. We may even see a few snowflakes flying through the air this weekend. But the long range models suggest the cool-down is short-lived with 50s & 60s approaching Christmas. Our chances of a white Christmas are looking bleak!

Forecast Details:

Tonight: Gradual clearing with the wind slowly diminishing too. Low: 35-40.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Still mild for early-mid December! High: 45-50.

Thursday: Cloudy with morning drizzle giving way to more numerous showers in the afternoon and evening. Patchy fog. High: 50-55.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. High: Near 50.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, windy and colder. Chance for a few flurries. High: Upper 30s-low 40s.

Sunday: Sunny, seasonable. High: Low 40s.