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Raincoat, not winter jacket, needed for approaching storm

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Though the calendar says it's winter, it certainly won't feel that way for the rest of the week.

Meteorologist Scot Haney said for Tuesday, people won't need winter jackets. They'll need rain coats and umbrellas.

"A storm system and a cold front is approaching New England from the west," Haney said. "Therefore, we can expect a few periods of rain with some moderate showers mixed in."

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Highs will be in the 50s.

Conditions may improve by Tuesday night. The storm should depart to the east of New England.

However, patchy fog may develop as temperatures dip back to 35 to 45 degrees.

Then, rain returns again for Wednesday.

"Another storm will track through the Great Lakes [Wednesday] and a warm front will move up the East Coast," Haney said. "Any sunshine Wednesday morning will quickly give way to cloudy skies and rain should arrive at some point during the afternoon."

Temps should again rise into the 50s.

Periods of rain should continue into Wednesday night.

As for Christmas Eve on Thursday, records could be shattered.

"A strong southwesterly flow will push temperatures into the 60s," Haney said. "The existing Dec. 24 record highs for Connecticut are 59 degrees in Windsor Locks, set in 1996, and 57 degrees in Bridgeport, set in 1990."

According to Haney, those records could be broken by 5 to 10 degrees.

A few showers are also possible in the morning and afternoon as a cold front moves into the state.

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