Area will remain in deep freeze today
Updated 6:14 pm, Thursday, January 3, 2013
While long-term climate change is a reality, for now at least Connecticut is still cold in winter.
Temperatures will remain below freezing throughout the region all day, although no records are likely to be set, WTNH meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin said. It was 18 degrees in Bridgeport early this morning. The record low in the Park City is 9, in 2008, and the average temperature is 24 degrees.
Friday will actually be "seasonable,'' MacLaughlin said, with daytime highs of 39 degrees along the shore, and well above freezing inland. Feel better? Not so fast. "With the wind chill, tomorrow will actually feel colder than today,'' the WTNH forecaster said. Skies will be mostly clear through Sunday, he said, though there is a chance of snow showers on Saturday night.
There is a chance for a significant warmup next week, says Zachary Duhaime of WXEdge.com. "A few of the weather models especially the EURO have been hinting that 50 degree readings may make their way into (the state) in about 7 to 10 days,'' he wrote on the web site Thursday morning. "Now remember, this is long-range forecasting so I am not saying this will happen, but just saying it's possible.''
Snow-lovers shouldn't be too disappointed. Duhaime's long-range forecast also calls for a few more significant snowfalls this winter, with a snow pattern returning by the end of the month.