It’s certainly been an active period in Connecticut, with two significant snowstorms reminding us that yes, it is winter in New England. However, winter looks to be on hold for a little while, as a tranquil pattern looks to take place for the long weekend into next week. As such, we’ll keep this discussion short and sweet.
Tomorrow should be the coldest day of the forecast period, with highs in the mid 30s and lows Saturday morning being in the upper teens to lower 20s. Much warmer air arrives for the weekend though, with highs in the mid to upper 40s on Saturday and into the 50s on Sunday! Combined with abundant sunshine, it should feel like a taste of spring this weekend.
A sneaky backdoor cold front comes in to start the week, taking highs back down to the mid to upper 30s for Monday and the low to mid 40s for Tuesday. While some clouds are possible on Tuesday as a weak system moves north well to our west, I don’t expect any precipitation from this front.
A few scattered showers are possible on Wednesday as the aforementioned system passes to our northwest, but otherwise, the main theme of the extended will be very warm temperatures ahead of our next cold front. The GFS suggests that highs could make it into the 60s next Thursday! More seasonable temps should return for the end of the week into next weekend, along with the next period of interest for some activity. Don will have more on the extended in his latest two week outlook tomorrow!
Friday: Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 30s.
Saturday: Sunny, with highs in the mid to upper 40s.
Sunday: Sunny, with highs in the low to mid 50s.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid to upper 30s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with highs in the low to mid 40s.
Wednesday: A slight chance of showers, otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with highs in the mid to upper 50s.
A bit of a boring read tonight, but then again, we’re entering a boring (yet enjoyable) period. Have a wonderful holiday weekend and thank you for reading SCW! –SA