Technical discussion: Sunshine the next day, but a coastal storm is likely this weekend!

9:00 PM update…

it’s a chilly Wednesday night across the state.  Temperatures range from the upper 20s to the lessen 40s.  The temperature is 29 in Lakeville, 35 in Bristol, 36 in Storrs, and 38 in Branford.  in the meantime, the temperature is 39 in Hartford, and 43 in New Haven and Bridgeport.  A west to southwesterly wind is averaging 5-12 mph at this hour.  The sky is partly cloudy to clear.

We still are expecting temperatures to dip into the 20s and lower 30s via break of day.  otherwise, we will be in amazing shape for the morning commute!

old dialogue…

THIS evening & TONIGHT…

Drier air will circulation into Connecticut tonight. The sky will develop into clear, and the air will turn less warm. Temperatures will drop returned in the course of the 30s this night and it’ll be breezy. overnight lows can be in the 20s and lower 30s.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY…

the following day will be the nicest day of the week! excessive force will circulate across the Carolinas, however dry air will lengthen northward into Southern New England. hence, we will look ahead to more often than not sunny skies, and highs within the upper 40s and lower 50s. The average, or average, excessive for December 3rd is forty four levels for the more desirable Hartford area. There might be a brisk west-southwesterly breeze, but overall a very enjoyable day for early December.

climate circumstances will begin to decline on Friday. A southwesterly move aloft will spread clouds into the state after some morning sunshine. There might be a rising opportunity for showers in the afternoon and evening. at the least it could be an extra relaxed day with highs round or simply over 50 levels.

the primary WEEKEND OF DECEMBER…

A coastal storm is likely. The forecast assistance fashions are now in a great deal improved contract when it comes to the storm music. Rain may well be heavy now and then Saturday as low power strikes up the Atlantic Seaboard. It can be an all-day storm. A stiff northeasterly wind will boost as well. several suggestions fashions music the storm center over or near Cape Cod by using evening and chillier air will wrap around the western facet of the system. therefore, there is a concern for rain altering to snow. it is feasible, there is usually a period of heavy, moist collecting snow particularly in the greater elevations. here is anything we’ll must watch closely. Highs will simplest be within the higher 30s and 40s, and temperatures will doubtless drop all through the afternoon. Rainfall totals may latitude from 1-three” before it mixes with or changes to snow.

The storm will stream northward into the Canadian Maritimes Saturday nighttime. therefore, the 2nd half of the weekend is looking more advantageous, however no longer top notch. a few snow showers are feasible on Sunday. otherwise, we are able to expect a mix of clouds and sunshine together with a chilly northwest wind. Highs will handiest be within the low and core 40s.

subsequent WEEK…

climate circumstances may be commonly quiet Monday and Tuesday, however chilly temperatures are within the forecast. daylight hours highs should still be within the low and center 40s. The mercury will dip into the 20s at evening. each days should be partly sunny.

by means of Wednesday, a disturbance will strategy New England from the west. it would convey a rise in cloud cover, and flurries or snow showers may additionally boost all through the afternoon or evening. Highs in the low and core 40s are anticipated.

NOVEMBER 2020 RECAP…

November went into the list books as a heat, moist month! The general temperature at Bradley overseas Airport became 46.2 degrees, which is 3.8 levels above standard. It become a tie for the eighth warmest November on listing. one of the most large highlights become a 7-day stretch with highs within the 70s, which is a November listing for the improved Hartford area! just before this November, the previous listing changed into four consecutive days with highs within the 70s in 1975 and in 2015. it’s fairly spectacular if you happen to accept as true with reputable facts date lower back to 1905, a hundred and fifteen years ago!

November was additionally very moist with 5.28” of rain. that is 1.39” above regular. We most effective had a trace of snow, which is 2.0” below normal.

DECEMBER AVERAGES & EXTREMES…

In December, the general excessive drops from forty five levels on the first to 35 degrees within the 31st. The normal low is 29 degrees on the 1st, however it drops to 19 levels with the aid of the thirty first. usual snowstorm for December is 7.4”. These information are for the better Hartford area.

The listing high for December is seventy six levels. It become set on December 7, 1998. The list low is -18, set on December 30, 1917. The snowiest December on list become in 1945 when there become a grand complete of 45.3” of snow!

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest

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