The coldest temperatures of the season so far will move in Thursday and the NBC Connecticut meteorologists have issued a First Alert for bitter cold and subzero wind chills possible Thursday night into Friday.
Wednesday is clear with temperatures in the 30s and 40s with fair skies for most of the day. A band of snow showers move through Wednesday night into Thursday. A blast of cold air arrives Thursday evening, when temperatures won't get out of the 20s!
The lake-effect snow machine will be raging to the west, so it's possible that one band sneaks into Connecticut on Thursday and puts down a quick inch or two. Temperatures will drop and winds will increase, bringing potential for gusts up to 50 miles per hour by Friday morning.
Friday's high temperature will only be near 20, with wind chills below zero, especially in the morning.
A winter storm moves in Saturday, when snow will transition to a mix. Several inches of snow are possible before the change to sleet, freezing rain and rain.
Temperatures will rise into the 40s by Sunday.