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Snow showers make way for dangerously cold temps

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Snow showers that pinwheeled into the state on Wednesday caused problems for one commute and could cause more for the other.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said most of the state saw periods of snow on Wednesday morning and afternoon, and even some towns received 3 inches of snow, like Enfield.

"Despite the clouds and snow showers, temperatures managed to rise above freezing in most locations," DePrest said. 

Snow showers could linger on Wednesday night for some of the state, where an additional 1 inch of snow could be seen.

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DePrest said a few more flurries and snow showers are possible on Thursday as colder air sweeps into the state.

"There is even a chance for a heavier snow squall that could drop a coating to 2 inches of new snow in some locations," DePrest said.

Temps will remain in the 25 to 30 degree range for Thursday.

"In addition to the possible snow showers, winds will likely gust 30+ mph during the afternoon and evening," DePrest said.

Then, the mercury dips Thursday night.

Friday will be partly sunny and cold, with highs only in the 20s.

"The mercury will dip into the upper single digits and teens by late Friday night and wind chills will drop below zero," DePrest said.

After highs in the teens on Saturday, temps could plunge well below 0.

"Temperatures will plunge to -5 to -20 Saturday night. Wind chill readings will likely plummet to -15 to -30," DePrest said.

Sunday may be no different.

"There is the possibility of record cold Sunday morning, which is the last thing we want to see on Valentine’s Day," DePrest said. "The record low for Feb. 14 for the greater Hartford area is -9, set in 1979. The record low for Bridgeport is 3 above, set just one year ago in 2015."

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