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March to go out like a lion with wind, rain and potential thunder

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

April will be ushered in with some potentially wild weather.

Meteorologists Scot Haney and Mark Dixon said showers will arrive Thursday night and be on and off through Friday. There's also a chance for some thunder and heavy downpours.

Despite highs in the 60s and relatively sunny day on Thursday, a wind advisory was issued for Windham County until 9 p.m.

"We’ll have a mix of clouds and sunshine, although the trend may be toward more clouds filling the sky during the afternoon and evening," Haney said. "Showers will hold off until [Thursday night] and temperatures will fall no lower than the 50s as the southerly flow continues to pump mild air into the state."

April showers appear to indeed be on tap for Friday.

"A cold front will move across southern New England by [Friday] evening," Haney said. "That means Connecticut will have a mild southerly wind most of the day."

Temperatures for the day will rise into the 60s again.

"The rain will end [Friday] night as temperatures drop into the 40s as a drier, cooler northwesterly flow takes over," Haney said.

Dixon said the forecast for Saturday remains on track.

"[Temps will be in the] 50s [for] Saturday with the chance for rain during the afternoon/evening," Dixon said.

Then, an arctic cold front moves into the state overnight into early Sunday morning.

"With it, the chance for snow showers," Dixon forecasted. "Highs Sunday will be in the 30s in many spot. Factor in the wind, it will feel considerably colder."

Then on Monday into early Tuesday, a storm is possible that could bring snow or a mix of rain or snow.

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