Don’t let the warm forecast fool you, winter is not giving up yet!

The sun was shining in Stratford by midday and started to melt the snow. (Report-It/William Baal)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — No, it’s not a joke. Parts of Connecticut could actually see temperatures near 70 degrees on Wednesday. If it sounds weird, that’s because it is!

Wearing shorts in winter is a real possibility coming up. Our record high temperature for inland Connecticut is 63 degrees.

On Wednesday, we’re forecasting a high temperature near 70. So, that’s one record broken, but please don’t assume that winter is now finished.

In the last 10 years, there has only been one time that we haven’t gotten measurable snow during the month of March. That was in 2012 where the last snow was on Feb. 24th.

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That’s for the shoreline. Inland typically sees snow even later.

Unfortunately, we have recently seen snow in April four out of the last seven years including almost six inches of snow in parts of Connecticut. If you think April 4th is bad, we saw snow on April 16th in 2014. It wasn’t much, but it was enough to cause a bunch of accidents around the state.

And, unfortunately, I’ve got some more not-so-great news. Our forecast models have been doing a pretty good job at being able to predict two, three, or even four weeks into the future. From what we’re looking at, the month of March will likely feature some pretty cold temperatures and plenty more opportunities to use that shovel of yours!

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