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Temperatures plummet Wednesday night

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

After waking up to temperatures between 40 and 50 degrees, it's going to be much colder on Wednesday night.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said rainfall totals from Tuesday night and Wednesday morning ranged between 0.25 inches and 0.75 inches.

Even though temperatures started milder in the beginning of the day, they dropped as Wednesday went on. Wednesday night, temperatures will only be in the teens and 20s.

"At least the wind will gradually subside, but it will remain brisk throughout the evening hours. The sky will be clear since this cold air mass is dry," DePrest said.

Thursday will feature mostly sunny skies, however it will be breezy and cold with highs in the low and middle 30s.

The wind will diminish and Thursday night will be calm, and overnight lows will range from 15 to 25 degrees.

An ocean storm is developing and will track far to the south of New England.

The storm is expected to bring some light snow on Friday morning. Roads could become slippery for some in the state.

"While we don’t expect a big storm, the situation bears close watching since this storm will be so large and so strong," DePrest said.

Right now, DePrest said he is forecasting a coating to 2 inches of snow, but there could be more or less depending on the shift in the storm track.

Friday will be breezy and cold.

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