Mainly cloudy skies will prevail tonight. The first arm of a low pressure center over the Ohio Valley will continue to send clouds our way. At the same time, a fast-moving cold front will be moving south from Canada, also contributing to the clouds. An isolated shower or flurry will be possible closer to morning, but it appears most of the precipitation-generating moisture will move to the south of Connecticut. Lows will be in the middle and upper-30s.
Monday will be cooler than Sunday’s highs in the mid-50s. A cold front over northern New England will have moved south of the state by early morning. Cooler air now over southern Canada ad northern New England will move into Connecticut gradually during the day. Highs will, therefore, be in the 40s to near 50 degrees, instead of the 50s. Early in the day, the sky will be mostly cloudy, and a few showers may pass. By late morning, the air will dry out and partly cloudy skies will redevelop. The cooling will continue into Monday night; the mercury will plunge into the upper teens and 20s by dawn Tuesday.
Tuesday will be unseasonably cold. Highs will only range between 39 and 45, despite plenty of bright late-march sunshine. A northerly breeze will keep wind chills in the 20s much of the day.
Tuesday night also will be quite cold. The combination of clear skies and diminishing winds will allow temperatures to drop to into the teens in many outlying areas and 20s in the urban areas and along the shoreline.
STILL CHILLY WEDNESDAY
The chilly weather will continue. Highs will be in the upper-40s despite a full supply of strong spring sunshine. At least the wind will be much lighter with high pressure drifting across New England.
The patter will begin to shift in favor of milder weather Thursday. High pressure will slip offshore and a southerly flow of milder air will develop. After a chilly morning with temperatures in the upper teens and 20s, we’ll see a nice rebound in the afternoon with highs in the 50s! The sky will be partly sunny.
EVEN MILDER FRIDAY
The warming trend will continue, thanks to a strong southerly flow. Morning lows will be in the 30s, but temperatures should reach or exceed 60 degrees away from the coast Friday afternoon. The sky could be partly to mostly cloudy and an isolated shower or two will be possible.
Showers will be possible Saturday. A weak cold front will be approaching the state from New York State. It will have clouds and scattered showers associated with it. Most of the day will remain dry, with any front-related showers remaining west of the state until after dinner. Despite the clouds, mild air will be amply supplied and temperatures will rise in the 60s, if not close to 70 degrees. So, when the scattered showers arrive, they will embody that sweet, spring aroma!
Sunday will be cooler. After the cool front moves past the state, cooler and drier air will follow. Sunday will be partly sunny with highs in the upper-40s.
Meteorologist Mike Cameron
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