NWS: Some snow, cold temperatures on way
Parts of Connecticut are under a Winter Weather Advisory Friday morning and a Freeze Warning for late tonight and Saturday morning.
With between 1 to 3 inches of wet snow expected, northern Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties have a winter weather advisory until noon.
“Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. Slow down and use caution while traveling,” the National Weather Service said.
The rain and snow is from a low pressure system that developed after the remnants of Tropical Storm Zeta affected the Northeast’s weather Thursday.
During this afternoon as the system continues to pull away, drier and much cooler air moves in with clearing skies.
A northerly wind will be gusting throughout the day making it feel unseasonably chilly with gusts of 20 to 30 mph across much of the area.
Wind chills on Friday will make it feel like 25 degrees.
Southern Connecticut has its first Freeze Warning of the season from 10 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday.
Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 24 expected in Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties.
Interior areas of Connecticut like Litchfield and Mansfield could see temperatures below 20 degrees tonight.
While northern areas of Connecticut have already had sub-freezing temperatures this month, this will be the first widespread frost across the state.
In northern Connecticut, there will be rain and snow before 8 a.m., then snow between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow after 2 p.m. High temperature will be near 36. North wind will be between 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Southern Connecticut is also forecast to see some snow after 9 a.m. with less than an inch possible.
On Thursday Connecticut received much needed rainfall to ease abnormally dry and drought conditions.
According to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, there was more than an inch of rainfall.
Highest totals included 1.87 inches in Durham, 1.75 inches in Newtown, 1.74 inches in Bethel, 1.66 inches in Monroe, 1.63 inches in Wallingford and Prospect, 1.60 inches in Moosup, 1.57 inches in Norwalk and 1.54 inches in Darien.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low between 20 and 26 degrees. North wind 3 to 6 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 44. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
Saturday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 34. Light south wind.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of rain after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Light south wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night: Rain likely before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.