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Snow overnight, followed by bitterly cold air later this week

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Following a brief bout with some snow showers Tuesday night, an arctic blast of cold air is expected to work its way into Connecticut by the end of the week.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said a cold front will pass through the state after midnight, and while the storm will miss us for the most part, snow will fall across some parts of the state this evening and overnight.

"Accumulations will range from nothing or a coating to perhaps an inch or two in the Litchfield Hills," DePrest said, adding that any snow and rain showers will be gone by the morning.

Temperatures on Wednesday will reach the 30s, but after that we're in for much colder weather.

An arctic cold front will sweep through the state late Wednesday night, and winds will get stronger with temperatures dropping into the teens and lower 20s by dawn.

"Thursday will be bitterly cold with highs ranging from the upper teens in the Litchfield Hills to the low and middle 20s elsewhere," DePrest said. "Wind chills will be in the single digits most of the day, occasionally dipping to near zero."

Dangerously cold windchill values are forecasted for Friday morning.

On Friday, DePrest said the high is 20 with windchill values of between -15 to -20.

"Temperatures will probably stay in the teens in many parts of the state, perhaps the lower 20s if we’re lucky. Wind chills will frequently drop below zero through midday," DePrest said.

That air will then retreat for the weekend, just in time for another storm system.

"Snow will overspread the state by early Saturday morning. There may be a few inches of accumulation (perhaps 2 to 4 inches) before the snow changes to a wintry mix then rain during the afternoon," DePrest said.

Temperatures will rise into the 30s inland, and 40s closer to the coast, by the end of the day.

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