After deep freeze, temperatures to rebound this weekend

February 1, 2019

We have one more deal with below average temperatures.

Just before 5 a.m., the temperature was 5 degrees in Oxford and Cornwall, 7 in Danbury and 10 degrees along the shoreline.

The National Weather Service says. “While an arctic air mass sits over the region today, an upperlevel disturbance passing south of the area could produce a few flurries. Temperatureswill remain around 15 degrees below average for the date.

“Temperatures will rebound on Saturday, as winds shift to the southwest. Although most of the area will eclipse freezing, highs will remain below average for one last day.”

The Climate Prediction Center says there is a high probability of well above normal temperatures Monday and especially Tuesday with highs well into the 50s and possibly near 60 across the Northeast.

According to the Northeast Regional Climate Center, January’s average temperature were about 1 degree higher than normal Last month’s average temperature was 27 degrees in Danbury, 31.2 in Bridgeport and New Haven.

The coldest day of the month was on Jan. 31 when Danbury hit -2 degrees and Bridgeport 4 degrees. The warmest days of the month were Jan. 1 and Jan. 24 when the high was 57 degrees in Danbury and 59 in New Haven.

Snowfall was well below average in southern Connecticut last month with Bridgeport getting only 1.2 inches of its normal 7.7 inches.

Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, however, had 12.4 inches, a snowflake or two above average.

The forecast

Today: Increasing clouds and cold, with a high near 19. Wind chill values between -10 and zero. West wind around 6 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 6. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Wind chill values between zero and 10. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night: Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Light and variable wind.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

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