After record high temps, cold followed by rain, some snow

April 1, 2019

A cold front has dropped temperatures have dropped more than 25 degrees since the weekend.

On Saturday, high temperature records were set with a high of 70 degrees in Windsor Locks, 69 in Hartford, 67 degrees in Danbury and 63 in New Haven. On Sunday, high temperatures were about 10 degrees cooler with a high of 58 across southwest Connecticut.

On Monday morning, it feels like winter again with lows of 28 in Torringrton, 31 degrees in Danbury, Oxford and Greenwich. Add some winds, gusting as high as 25 mph and it seems like the the low twenties.

The big temperature drop began late Sunday afternoon when a cold front moved into western Connecticut.

The chilly weather will continue today and into the night.

The National Weather Service says, “High pressure slowly moves into the region from the Ohio Valley today and tonight. Gusty northwest winds between the high and low pressure to the northeast will gradually diminish late this morning into this afternoon.

“Under sunny conditions temperatures will peak in the mid and upper 40s, to around 50 this afternoon.Under clear skies and with light to near calm wind temperatures will drop to overnight lows in the lower 20s across interior southern Connecticut. Tuesday will start off sunny then clouds will increase,especially in the afternoon, as low pressure approaches from thesouth. Tuesday will be dry and a few degrees warmer than Monday,with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.”

The NWS says a storm will develop close to the coast Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday.

“The storm should draw in enough cold air to lead to a period of wet snow or mixed snow/rain. Temperatures will be just above freezing in most places; do not expect more than an inch or so of accumulation on and mainly on grassy surfaces.”

The NWS’s hourly forecast has the best chance of rain Tuesday night into Wednesday morning between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

The forecast

Today: Sunny, with a high near 45. Wind chill values between 20 and 30 early. Northwest wind 10 to 16 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 22. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 51. Wind chill values between 20 and 30 early. Light southeast wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain and snow, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 7 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36.