Period of Rain Tonight

Well-timed rain this evening should have little impact

Unseasonable warmth continues in this third week of December, with no blasts of Arctic cold in sight.

Daytime drizzle and fog will turn into a steady period of rain this evening. Temperatures will rise though the 50s as the hours go by.

Not much rain is expected. A half inch will do in most areas; that's a run of the mill rainfall event. Given the nearly 10 inch rainfall deficit and drought, it won't do a whole lot except to temporarily pause the deficit from growing.

Skies clear tomorrow with a gusty wind. It will be warm with temperatures in the lower 60s. Wind gusts will likely top 35 mph.

Wednesday is the pick of the work week. Abundant sunshine will pair with temperatures near 50 degrees to make for a great day.

A cold front moves through Thursday and it is the leading edge of the coldest air mass so far this season.

But that's not saying much.

More clouds then sunshine are in the forecast for Friday as the cold front gets hung up offshore. Some indications have a wave of low pressure forming along the front, but the most likely outcome would be a dry day.

Even though this weekend will feel chilly, with high temperatures in the lower 40s, it will still be above average.

The first prolific lake effect snow event of the season could happen this weekend to our west, which would yield a good mix of sun and clouds in Connecticut.

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