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Arctic air, snow squalls, gusty winds moving into CT

January 30, 2019

Morning sunshine will give way to increasing clouds as an arctic cold front approaches the region.

The National Weather Service says “the front is likely to bring a period of snow showers or snow squalls to the region this afternoon, along with strong gusty winds. While not every location will receive snow, those that do will experience a rapid drop invisibility and a quick coating of accumulation.”

After rising into the mid 20s to around 30 early this afternoon, temperatures will plummet in the wake of the front, with lows falling into the single digits by early Thursday morning.

“With gusty west winds continuing, wind chills overnight into Thursday morning will range between 10 and 20 degrees below zero across much of the area. Temperatures on Thursday then only rebound into the teens, with wind chills remaining at or below zero for much of the day, before again falling into the single digits or a few degrees below zero Thursday night,” the NWS says.

Because of this Arctic chill, a Wind Chill Advisory has been posted for most of Connecticut for midnight to 10 a.m. Thursday.

Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 15 below zero expected. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin if precautions are not taken.

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