1 PM UPDATE
Readings now are in the upper-50s in most areas of the state, suggesting that our forecast for low-60s should be right on the money. We think there will be quite a few towns experiencing lows in the mid-30s tonight. And, if you were pondering on which weekend to do leaf peeping, this would be a great one. The leaves in Connecticut are really starting to show good color. And a short drive of one to two hours north into Vermont, New Hampshire, or the Berkshires, Massachusetts will take you to where foliage is at a peak. I've read some people describing the colors as unusually vibrant, perhaps because of the dry summer and high concentration of sugars in the leaves.
As we close out the work-week, high pressure builds into the region allowing for abundant sunshine. It will be much cooler with high temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. The wind will remain up out of the northwest; at times it will be rather breezy.
It's going to be a chilly start! A Frost Advisory is in effect for a good portion of the state, starting at 2am and expiring at 9am. Yes, tomorrow morning will be downright chilly with temperatures in the mid-30s inland – patchy frost will be possible; for the shoreline, lows will be in the upper 30s. During the afternoon, with plentiful of sunshine, the mercury reaches the lower 60s. Then for Sunday, while it's going to be another chilly start, it won’t be *as* cold as tomorrow morning. We're expecting lows near 40 degrees. By the afternoon, highs will be about 5 degrees milder than tomorrow as they warm into the mid-60s. As a storm system approaches late in the weekend clouds will overspread the state.
As the aforementioned storm system moves through early Monday, we’ll likely have some showers around to start the new week. By the afternoon, expect partial clearing and highs near 70. Tuesday will be dry with a mix of sun and clouds, while temperatures continue to run above average. Highs will be in the lower 70s (morning lows in the 50s). Wednesday we could reach the mid-70s before a cold front moves through. As it does, there could be a few showers (but it doesn’t appear to be a meaningful chance). Thursday, behind the front, will feature a drop in temperature with highs back in the 60s.
Meteorologist Mark Dixon with Scot Haney
“Copyright 2016 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved”