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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.

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