Patchy Ice Possible Tonight

No winter storms in sight

The forecast to close the old year and begin the new year lacks major winter weather.

The higher terrain still has ice on the trees, and further icing is possible in the Litchfield Hills tonight as the rain moves in. Use extra caution and be prepared to encounter icy patches in these areas.

A Freezing Rain Advisory is posted through 5 a.m. tomorrow morning for Litchfield County.

Partial clearing is expected tomorrow with temperatures in the lower and middle 40s. That's still mild for the time of year.

Dry weather is expected for New Year's Eve festivities, with temperatures near freezing. It's hard to ask for anything better this time of year.

New Year's Day will feature sun blending with clouds, as temperatures rise into the lower 40s. With a northwest flow, a lake-effect snow shower could reach the hill towns.

A mix of sun and clouds is expected both Saturday and Sunday. There can be snow showers in the hills Saturday, but Sunday will be dry. Temperatures will be in the upper 30s.

The coldest blast of air so far this season arrives early next week. Temperatures will stay in the 20s during the day – perfect for snowmaking!

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