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Ice scrapers needed thanks to frosty start to Tuesday

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The ice scaper made its first appearance of the season for many people on Tuesday morning.

The morning commute was a bit frosty thanks to a combination of clear skies, light winds and dry air.

"Temperatures have dropped into the upper 20s in some towns in northern Connecticut," said meteorologist Scot Haney. "Most of the state is under a frost advisory until 9 a.m."

The only parts of the state not under the advisory are southern portions of Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties.

Once the sun warms things up a bit, Haney forecasted a beautiful day with brilliant sunshine.

"After the chilly start, temperatures will rise into the middle 60s [Tuesday] afternoon, which is very close to normal," he said. "The normal, or average, high for Oct. 11 is 65 degrees."

The wind will be fairly light throughout the day.

Wednesday morning won't be as chilly as Tuesday, but lows will still be between 35 and 40 degrees.

Afternoon highs, however, will creep closer to 70.

"A cold front will approach New England from the west on Thursday," Haney said. "It could send a few showers our way in the late afternoon and evening."

Any rainfall should be spotty and light.

Temperatures again could push toward 70.

Highs will return to the 60s on Friday under bright, sunny skies.

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