TODAY, 10/18/18...

Today will be unseasonably chilly.  After a cold and windy start, temperatures only rebound to the mid and upper 40s during the afternoon despite abundant sunshine.  Readings like this are well below the average high of 62 for the

18th day of October.  For comparison, it will feel more like December 1st (when the average high is only 45)!  The wind will decrease a bit as the day progresses, but it will still be a factor, making it feel like the 30s during the second half of the day.

FRIDAY…

Under a clear sky with a diminishing wind, the mercury will drop to freezing, if not below, by tomorrow morning across much of the state.  This will likely end the growing season even along the CT coastline.  A FREEZE WARNING is in effect for most of the state from midnight tonight until 9am tomorrow morning.  A FROST ADVISORY is in effect for the shoreline.  As the flow becomes more southwesterly to end the week, milder air works into the state helping to boost temperature into the upper 50s by tomorrow afternoon under a mostly sunny sky.

THE WEEKEND…

Milder air will be around Saturday, with it an increase in cloud cover and a chance for showers as a cold front approaches and moves through the region.  Expect temperatures Saturday to start out near 40, and then warm to near 60.  Enjoy it, as the milder weather will be short-lived.  Behind another cold front, Sunday looks to be dry, brighter and about 10 degrees cooler with highs near 50.

NEXT WEEK…

The trend of below normal temperatures looks to continue.  Expect lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s. Also, through the first half of the week, we’ll be storm-free and dry. 

Meteorologist Mark Dixon with Scot Haney

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