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After a chilly start, another weekend warm up is on the way!

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AFTERNOON UPDATE...

After a chilly star this morning (30s inland, 40s shoreline), highs this afternoon will be in the lower to mid-60s.  Clouds will generally be on the increase later tonight and this evening.  Isolated showers will be possible overnight and throughout the day tomorrow.  Temperatures Saturday will start out in the lower to mid-50s then peak during the afternoon in the lower 70s.  Sunday will feature a mix of sun and clouds, highs will be between 75 and 80!  Showers could move through the state Sunday night with a cold front.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon 

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A FROST ADVISORY is in effect until 8am this morning…

High pressure over New England is keeping the skies clear this morning.  The air is dry and the wind is light.  These are ideal conditions for plenty of cooling.  Temperatures are in the mid to upper 30's and lower 40s in northern CT and you'll certainly need a jacket!  A FROST ADVISORY is in effect for Northern Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, and Windham Counties until 8am this morning.   

TODAY...

This chilly morning will turn into a seasonably cool afternoon with highs in the 60s.  It’ll be a beautiful autumn day with mostly sunny skies.  However, as high pressure moves away to the east of New England, an east or southeasterly breeze will develop.  This ocean flow could spread low clouds into the state, but we are hoping they won’t arrive until later today or perhaps even this evening after sunset.  

The sky will become cloudy tonight and a few light rain showers or sprinkles could develop well after midnight.  Clouds will likely keep overnight lows above the 50 degree mark for most of the state.

A WEEKEND WARM-UP…

A weak high pressure system will be in place over New England tomorrow, but a milder southerly flow will transport some moisture into the state.  Tomorrow should be partly to mostly cloudy and a shower or two can’t be ruled out.  However, most of the day will be dry and the air will turn milder and a little more humid.  Highs will range from 70-75.  Conditions won’t be ideal for the Hartford Marathon/Half Marathon, which gets underway Saturday morning.  However, they should be acceptable for the most part.

We still believe Sunday will be unseasonably warm.  A strong southwesterly breeze will develop as a storm system races across the Great Lakes region then into Eastern Canada.  Temperatures will rise well into the 70s to near 80 degrees and the southwesterly breeze could gust to over 30 mph during the afternoon.  Humidity levels will be on the rise as well.  Dew point readings should top 60 degrees Sunday afternoon.  There is a chance for a passing shower in the morning and perhaps another shower in the late afternoon or evening with the arrival of a cold front.  In between the shower threats, we can expect partly sunny skies.

A northwesterly flow of cooler, drier air will develop on the heels of the cold front later Sunday night and temperatures will dip into the range of 45-55 by dawn Monday.

NEXT WEEK…

Overall, it's going to be a beautiful week that will start out quite cool!  Monday should be partly sunny and a strong northwesterly breeze will limit daytime highs to 60-65.  A ridge of high pressure will nose into New England Monday night.  That means the sky will be clear and the wind will diminish.  It also means we can expect a big temperature drop.  By dawn Tuesday, temperatures will be in the 30s across most of the state and some upper 20s are possible in the normally colder locations!  We could see our first freeze of the season in the Greater Hartford Area, as well as other parts of the state.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny as temperatures recover nicely, reaching the low and middle 60s during the afternoon.  Wednesday should be nice as well with mostly sunny skies.  Morning lows will be in the upper 30s and 40s, while afternoon highs climb into the middle 60s.  By Thursday, the cool air will modify and temperatures should rise close to 70 degrees!  Plus, high pressure will deliver yet another spectacular day with plenty of sunshine expected.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest with Scot Haney

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