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Intense storm brings chilly temperatures

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A winter weather advisory for northern Connecticut expired late Thursday morning.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon said the intense storm that brought rain Wednesday was responsible for funneling colder air into the state. It also produced scattered snow showers.

"As expected, temperatures overnight plummeted to well below freezing on a strong northwesterly wind," said Dixon. "This led to the development of patchy black ice."

Roads, sidewalks, driveways and parking lots could be quite slippery if left untreated.

"At least we won't see inches of snow," Dixon said.

The Early Warning Forecast called for partial clearing later in the day Thursday. Temperatures were expected to range from the teens to the lower 20s inland and into the mid-20s along the coast.

"The wind, however, will make matters worse as it could gust to 40 mph, creating wind chill values in the single digits," Dixon said.

The record low at Windsor Locks for March 13 is 24 degrees, which was set in 1984. Dixon said that record remained as the temp only reached 27 there Thursday morning.

The record low for March 14 in the greater Hartford area is 7 degrees, set in 1948. In Bridgeport, it was 16 in 1993.

"It'll be a close call with a pretty good chance for a new record especially in Bridgeport," said Dixon.

The forecast called for plenty of sunshine on Friday with temperatures reaching 35 to 40 degrees.

The weekend was looking uneventful with only a slight chance for an isolated rain or wet now shower on Saturday.

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