Another winter teaser this morning with a cold rain that fell for most of the state with temperatures in the mid 30s. This weak system is on its way out only leaving a few headaches across Connecticut. Slippery conditions are likely to be blamed for a tractor trailer rollover on I-84 westbound in Danbury.
Fortunately for commuters this morning the temperatures remained above freezing, so most of the State stayed wet rather than white. However, the highest elevation towns in Connecticut did pick up around an inch of snow in towns like Coventry, Wolcott, Danbury, Warren and Tolland. Give extra space between you and the car in front of you this morning even with wet roads. We’ll dry things out late this morning as this system departs and we’ll actually see a bit of sunshine this afternoon but temperatures will only be in the mid 40s.
Other than a few festive flakes late Thursday evening, we’ll likely stay dry through the first half of the weekend. We’re watching another system that may bring a rain/snow mix Sunday into Monday. The bigger story though is the winter chill that’s heading our way. Highs once again on Thursday will only be in the 40s but turning windy and much colder at night and it will last through the weekend and into next week. Highs on Friday through early next week will only be in the mid 30s. But that’s not all! With these cold temperatures comes a chilly and very breezy NW wind that will make it feel 10 to 15 degrees colder at times! If you’re heading out Friday evening, it will feel like the single digits across parts of northern CT and teens through most of the state.
That chill will continue through the weekend. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will struggle to make it to the mid 30s, factor in the wind and once again it will feel like the teens. At night, actual temperatures will be in the teens to low 20s but feeling like the single digits! If you haven’t already, it’s a good time to bring in the garden hose and shut off the water outside and get your house prepared for the cold. Click here for some tips to help you do so!
Thanks for reading!
-Meteorologist Kevin Arnone