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Rain likely to end by midnight

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Similar to the weather experienced earlier this week, another front brought rain on Thursday.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said the rain will last until about midnight, and temperatures will stay in the 40s and 50s Thursday evening.

"The overnight hours will be mostly cloudy with temperatures dipping into the upper 30s and 40s by dawn," DePrest said.

Keep an eye on Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler here.

There is a slight chance for showers on Friday, especially in Southeastern Connecticut, thanks to a cold front that will stall off the coast of New England.

Most of the state can expect a mostly cloudy day with highs between 45 and 50 degrees. A brisk breeze will also develop, DePrest said.

The December chill arrives for the weekend.

"The mercury will dip below freezing in many locations by Saturday morning, which hasn’t happened in a long time," DePrest said.

A winter jacket will be necessary on Saturday, where temperatures will only reach 30s and lower 40s.

"Wind gusts to between 30 and 40 mph will send wind chill readings into the 20s throughout the day. Plus, a few flurries and snow showers could make their way into the state from the Eastern Great Lakes," DePrest said.

Sunday is expected to be the better of the two days, with more sunshine and less wind.

The cold temperatures won't last for long, especially for the Christmas holiday.

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