Gusty winds to usher in cold temperatures this weekend
It will be dry, but very cold this weekend as a cold front moves into Connecticut late this afternoon into this evening.
A brief shower is possible with the front.
The National Weather Service says there is a chance of snow in Litchfield County with accumulations ranging from a dusting to an inch.
Gusty southwest winds will precede the front this afternoon, followed by northwest winds gusting up to 22 mph tonight.
High temperatures today will be near normal in the upper 30s to the mid 40s.
Dry weather returns through Saturday as high pressure builds in from the west.
Temperatures will fall into the 20s by sunrise Saturday, with daytime highs well below normal in the 30s.
Daytime temperatures will be a few degrees warmer on Sunday.
So far this month, average temperatures are between five and eight degrees below normal, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center.
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers before 7 p.m. Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 34. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 14. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 38. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 41 by 5 a.m.