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State wakes up to sub-freezing temperatures

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Connecticut woke up to temperatures well below freezing on Monday morning.

A freeze warning was posted for all of southern Connecticut, but it has since expired.

"The air is still and dry, while the sky is clear to start off this Monday," said meteorologist Scot Haney. "This is the result of high pressure which continues to build into the state from the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. 

Most places started the day in the low to mid-20s and some of the cooler valley locations dipped into the teens.

Any remaining outdoor plants or gardens probably received a damaging or killing freeze overnight, according to Haney.

"The good news is, a warming trend will start to take place [Tuesday] as high pressure over the Great Lakes builds into New England, then shifts east through Wednesday," Haney said.

In the meantime, Monday will feature partly sunny skies and quite cool temperatures. Highs will only be in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Monday night will be cold again, but not as frigid as the last one.

"[Tuesday] will be much milder as a southwest wind develops," Haney explained. "With sun, highs will be in the 60s.  Lows [Tuesday] night will go into the 40s."

Slight showers are possible for Wednesday and Thursday.

Things look to improve just in time for the weekend.  Get the latest forecast details in the technical discussion here.

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