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After a chilly start, we're heading back to summer-like warmth!

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AFTERNOON UPDATE...

After dipping into the lower and mid-30s inland early this morning, with patchy frost in areas... the afternoon will feature highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s under abundant sunshine.  Tomorrow, while cool in the morning it won't be *as* chilly as today; then temperatures peak in the lower 70s.  High pressure dominates through mid-week, so we expect dry weather through Wednesday with highs getting back close to 80!  Wednesday night into Thursday morning a front will push into the region, with it we'll run the chance for some spotty showers (nothing too meaningful, unfortunately as we could use some rain).  We'll then end the week dry with temperatures still above average. 

For the weekend, as of now:  Saturday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the 70s; Sunday there will be more clouds than sun with a chance for showers.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon 

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CHILLY AND CLEAR THIS MORNING

The sky is clear, the air is dry and the temperature is cool.  Lows are ranging generally between 35 and 45, with the coldest readings in NW and NE CT.  There may even be light frost in those spots.  In the urban areas, like Hartford, New Britain, Waterbury, and New haven, and shoreline areas, lows are in the lower to mid 40s. 

THIS WEEK

Mild and sunny Today and Tomorrow

The gorgeous weather we experienced yesterday will last most of this week.  A high pressure center is the reason why.  Mostly sunny skies and light winds will prevail today.  Again, it's pretty chilly out there this morning and you can expect another chilly start tomorrow.  The afternoon hours will be dry and comfortable with highs in the lower 70s today and in the middle 70s tomorrow.

Summer-like Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday and Thursday will be dry and warmer.  Temperatures should reach or exceed the 80-degree mark Wednesday afternoon, and Thursday will be even warmer with highs in the low and middle 80s.  Both days will likely feature mostly sunny skies.

Showers Friday

Friday will be a little wet at times.  A weak cold front could stir up some clouds and scattered showers Friday, especially in the morning.  As the sky clears in the afternoon, the wind will stir.  It’ll be a mild day with highs in the 70s.

Changeable sky Saturday

Saturday will begin clear and crisp. Temperatures should be right around 40 degrees.  High pressure centered overhead will move to the east of the state during the morning and, soon after, a warm front will approach form the Great Lakes.  This front will spread clouds into the sky Saturday afternoon.  In all likelihood, any rain from these clouds will hold off until after dark Saturday.

Clouds and showers Sunday

Rain showers will come Sunday.  A cool front will arrive from the Ohio Valley.  It will have a well-connected flow from the ocean, which will enhance the rain possibilities.  An area of low pressure will also form along the front over the Carolinas and move northeast.  Some models bring the low pressure center – and its heavier steadier rain – close to New England, which would translate into a healthy amount of rain. 

Meteorologist Mike Cameron with Scot Haney

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