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Weekend temperatures to be the coldest in 6 months

October 12, 2018

After the rain ends Friday morning, a gusty north to northwest wind will usher in the coldest temperatures since April.

Wind speeds between 13 and 22 mph are expected with wind gusts to nearly 44 mph.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Connecticut shoreline until noon Friday.

The strongest winds are expected between 8 and 10 a.m. Because the ground is saturated, it’s possible some trees could come down.

“The winds will diminish Friday night with temperatures falling slightly below normal,” the National Weather Service says. “A weak disturbance will move in quickly from the west for Friday night into Saturday. This will bring in clouds along with the chance of showers. Skies will clear again for Saturday night as high pressure builds in from the west.”

The more seasonable weather will have temperatures in the low 40s Friday and Saturday nights. Some northern areas could see temps in the upper 30.

Saturday night will be the coldest night with a low of 34 degrees in New Milford, 36 in Torrington, 39 degrees in Danbury and between 42 and 44 degrees along the shoreline.

The last time temperatures has been this chilly was in mid-April, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

On Thursday brought us more rain. Many areas of Connecticut had more than an inch of rain. Totals include 1.36 inches in Westport and 1.12 in Branford.

The 1.01 of an inch, Sikorsky Memorial Airport received on Thursday pumped up its annual rainfall total to 44.77 inches - nearly 11 inches above normal for this time of year.

The forecast

Today: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9 a.m, then a slight chance of showers between 9 a.m and noon. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a northwest wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph.

Saturday: Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Sunday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 58. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49.

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