So far, the 105 year old record of 57 was broken at Noon, by 1 degree (the temp could go higher) for the Greater Hartford area. The rapid temperature drop will result in some icy roads and sidewalks, as the wet pavement freezes before it gets a chance to dry off.
A glaze of ice is expected to occur followed by snow.
On Thursday night, the National Weather Service says, there will be a glazing of ice and dusting of snow.
Here’s what forecasters are saying.
A Flood Watch is in effect for Connecticut Friday into Saturday afternoon for the potential for poor drainage flooding, urban flooding and possibly river flooding too. The NWS also warns that ice jams will “remain a threat on small streams as well as area rivers”.
As of 3 p.m., on cancellation had been reported to The Pantagraph: Jay’s Winter Jamboree, a social media meeting in Normal that had been scheduled for 7 p.m. Meteorologist Sarah Wroblewski said she expects the warning to be extended toward the coast as the cold front moves east.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 38. A clipper type system will quickly approach for Tuesday into Wednesday. By the time the Eagles take the field at the Linc for a 4:20 p.m. playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons, the mercury will show around 33 degrees. Widespread fog, mainly after 3 a.m.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with snow showers. North winds gusting 5 to 10 miles per hour are expected. Heavy snow and mixed precipitation is possible Friday night and Saturday, with accumulations of six to 12 inches, along with ice.
Note: If you can do so SAFELY, remove snow off of your roof (if you have a moderate to heavy amount of snow) prior to the rain moving in, to avoid any roof issues later. Winds should be calm becoming southerly around 5 miles after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
TUESDAY: Cloudy with snow/rain/mix developing (more likely late and at night).