***A WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect for Northern CT, while a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for the rest of the state from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning***
Today, it's going to be windy, but it won’t be *as* windy as yesterday with high pressure building into the region. This translates to not only a diminishing wind, but dry and bright weather as we close out the workweek. During the afternoon, we’re forecasting highs in the mid to upper 20s (but at times feeling more like the teens).
What a 180 from last weekend, when record warmth was achieved!
A substantial, significant system will take aim on Southern New England, arriving tomorrow afternoon. We’ll start the day with limited sunshine, as clouds increase. Snow develops by tomorrow afternoon statewide before a transition (from south to north) to a mix and then rain as we progress from Saturday evening into the early overnight hours. We could see a several hour period of accumulating snow, before the transition occurs. Right now, we’re thinking we could see 1-2” of snow across coastal-southeastern CT, then 2-5” inland --- with the greatest amounts (possibly in excess of 5”) form the Litchfield Hills, where we’ll see snow the longest (perhaps no transition there).
Our latest model runs are consistent on a more progressive, or faster system. Given this, we think any precipitation should be over well before daybreak Sunday. Over the 2nd half of the weekend, we expect a mix of sun and clouds with highs near 40; however, a breeze will make it feel a bit colder.
MLK, Jr. Monday, we enter what will likely be a prolonged period with temperatures running not only below average, but below freezing. At the same time, the pattern will be quiet, featuring a stretch of dry, bright weather. Essentially, expect lows in the teens and single digits, with highs in the 20s.
Meteorologist Mark Dixon with Scot Haney
LAST WEEKEND’S RECORD WARMTH…
Saturday, new records were set for January 11th: The high for the Hartford Area was 68° (previously 60° form 1983), for Bridgeport the high was 59° (surpassing 56° from 1975). Then, records for January 12 (Sunday) were shattered: The high for Hartford was 70, (previously 60° from 2018). In Bridgeport, the high reached 69° (breaking the old record from 2018 of 53° by 16°).
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