First Alert: Stormy Evening, Late Week Wintry Weather?
07 December, 2017, 15:22
News 12 Connecticut Meteorologist Brysen Van Eck says temperatures Thursday will be in the low-40s, with mostly sunny skies. A thin layer of frost is likely to be on your windshield this morning. Clouds will begin to increase early in the day.
Cold temperatures will stick around even through the weekend, although with clearing we should see afternoon highs struggling into the 60s. Overnight lows will continue to dip well down into the 20s.
After the front moves past, a fairly weak low-pressure system may develop along the front over the South and then move along the front just off the East Coast. In a year that hasn't been one known for a lot of cold. that is the cold flexing some of its muscle! Many areas could see temperatures dropping into the 20s and 30s overnight. Whatever falls will not amount to much as temperatures will remain above freezing and warm soil temperatures will limit accumulations. However, there are some models that are stronger with the system and heavier with the precipitation, so we will keep an eye on it. It is this system that looks to bring our first chance of some light accumulations to Kentucky. Overall, it looks like the mountains could see anything from a dusting to half an inch. The flakes end by Sunday afternoon. With the colder air building in however, temperatures dropped back into the upper 30s by sunrise and shortly there past. Right now will keep it out of the southwest at 5 miles per hour but if they become calm and with clear skies, temperatures may drop to as cold as the low-mid teens.
The cold is here to stay for a bit.
TUESDAY: Fair weather is going to hold but temperatures should tumble back into the 40s.
Behind Saturday's little weather event, the weather will turn drier for Sunday and Monday. So there's a chance of some rain and snow in the midweek forecast to account for this possibility, although remember no major storms are in sight.