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Temperatures trending colder! – WFSB 3 Connecticut

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) –

Anticipate a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon with the chance for flurries or a separated snow shower in association with some chillier air infiltrating Connecticut. Temperature levels will remain relatively stable, in the 30s inland and around 40 along the coastline. A breeze, however, will make it feel a bit colder.

Our projection stays on track for Friday and the weekend … partially to mostly sunny tomorrow, we start the day with temps in the teenagers and just warm to the 20s by the afternoon (a breeze will make it feel cooler). For Saturday, highs will be a couple degrees chillier than Friday; for Sunday, we warm back into the 30s with just a small possibility for a late day snow shower.Meteorologist Mark Dixon —————————————– Temperatures will trend downward over the next couple of days. Today, Groundhog Day, will be partly sunny, breezy and cold. Afternoon highs will remain in the mid to upper 30s, which is closer to typical. A northwesterly wind could gust to over 20 miles per hour sometimes. There is a possibility for a flurry or snow shower this afternoon.A few flurries could linger into the evening hours. Otherwise, the sky will be partially cloudy to clear tonight and the mercury will dip into the teenagers in numerous outlying areas.Tomorrow will be partly warm, breezy and cold with highs in the upper 20s and lower 30s. A westerly wind might gust to over 20 mph. The chance for a snow flurry mustbe relatively low.Temperatures will drop into the teens tomorrow night under partially cloudy to clear skies.THE FIRST WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY … Saturday is looking dry and cold. The sky should be partly sunny as highs range from 25 to 30

degrees. A brisk west-northwesterly wind could gust to 20-30 miles per hour. That’ll keep wind chill temperature levels in the

teens most of the day.A ridge of high pressure will

construct into New England Saturday night. The combination of clear skies and reducing winds will permit temperatures to dip into the teenagers. Upper single digits are possible in the typically cooler locations.Sunday’s weather condition will not be as nice, however we do not expect a storm. One

low pressure system will pass off the coast far to the south of New England. Another low pressure system will track across the Northern Great Lakes Region, and after that into Eastern Canada. In between these 2 systems, there will be hardly any rainfall in Southern

New England. In the meantime, we anticipate mainly cloudy skies Sunday with a few snow showers possible in the afternoon or night. After a cold start, an establishing southwesterly breeze will likely send out temperature level increasing into the mid and upper 30s Sunday afternoon.It now looks like Monday will be cooler. A strong northwesterly wind must usher in a respectable shot of cold air. Temperatures will have a tough time reaching the freezing mark. There might be some sticking around clouds in the early morning, however the sky ought to become sunnier throughout the afternoon as a ridge of high pressure moves closer to New England.The next storm is because of get here on

Tuesday. Tuesday early morning ought to be dry and cold, but snow and an icy mix is expected to establish during the afternoon. If this forecast applies, roads could end up being really slippery Tuesday afternoon. The icy mix could continue Tuesday night and early Wednesday. A modification to all rain is anticipated during the day Wednesday as temperature levels rise into the 40s.

As soon as this storm passes, our weather will turn windy and greatly chillier for completion of next week.January was a very moderate month throughout the state. It was the hottest January on record in Bridgeport with a typical temperature of 36.9 degrees! The previous record was 36.8 degrees in January of 1950. At Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, the average temperature level was 32.7 degrees. While that is 6.6 degrees above regular, it wasn’t

even near a record. The warmest January on record for the Greater Hartford Location remained in 1932 when the typical

temperature level was 37.7 degrees. The 2 nd warmest January was in 1913 when the average temperature level was 37.1. January 1933 is in 3 rd place with a typical temperature level of 36.6 and the 4 th hottest January was in 1990 when the average temperature was 34.6 degrees. 5 th place goes to January 1950 with an average temperature of 34.5. At Windsor Locks, this January was a little wetter than typical. Overall precipitation was 3.49 “. This includes rain and the water equivalent of snow and ice. Typical precipitation for January is 3.23”. Snowfall was a little listed below regular with a total of 8.4 “. A regular January sees 12.3”. When we describe normal, we’re truly talking about a 30 year average.Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest with Scot Haney

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