Today across the great state of Connecticut, was a blustery, very cold day. With temperatures hovering between the upper single digits to low teens, and winds approaching 20 to 25 mph, it was a nasty day to be outside. Although temperatures were frigid, we did enjoy plentiful sunshine. Currently, around the state, we have temperatures ranging from the single digits in northwest Connecticut to the mid teens in the southeastern part of the state with mostly clear skies. These temperatures will only drop slightly as we head through the evening, clouds will begin to roll in around midnight, and temperatures will begin to stabilize if not rise slightly.
Looking ahead to early tomorrow morning, skies will be mostly cloudy with the first fringes of snow flurries and showers beginning to reach the state. By mid morning, temperatures should be in the mid teens to 20s, at this time temperatures will not be as cold as they were today. I do see a mainly dry, snow-free morning across the state right through lunchtime, so if you do have any errands to run or traveling to do, it looks as if you will be in the clear.
Currently we have winter storm watches in effect for all counties except for Litchfield and Fairfield (where there is a winter weather advisory), high wind watches in effect for the shoreline, and a wind chill watch in effect for brutally cold wind chills in Litchfield county. So an exciting, and potentially dangerous few days of weather looks to be headed to our area.