Today was the coolest day of the week, as temperatures will rise steadily heading into the weekend. The biggest forecast challenge is clouds, not precipitation.
That says something about the state of the weather pattern this December. No major storms are expected through the end of the week.
A blend of clouds and sunshine is expected tomorrow, with temperatures closer to 50 degrees.
Thursday looks like a fairly gloomy day with a few sprinkles. Clouds will dominate. Highs will be in the middle 50s.
The familiar blend of clouds and sunshine returns Friday, when temperatures will reach the middle and upper 50s.
This weekend looks more like October than it does December.
Lots of sunshine is expected on Saturday and temperatures will respond in a big way. Highs are projected to be in the upper 50s.
Clouds will blend with sunshine on Sunday and it will be very warm for the time of year.
Temperatures will be in the middle 60s degrees inland and in the lower 60s at the shoreline.
The record high temperature in the Hartford area is 60 degrees set back in 1984. In the Bridgeport area, the record high is 58 degrees set in 1990.
More record-challenging warmth is likely on Monday as temperatures remain in the 60s, though rain is expected.