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Today’s Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny and breezy. High near 40. Thursday: Mostly sunny and cold. High near 30. Friday: Partly sunny. High in the mid 30s. Saturday: Mostly sunny. High in the 40s. Sunday: Mostly sunny. H...

  • weather Feb 13

    A Wet Start to Thursday Before a Quick Shot of Cold

    A quick hitting period of snow overnight left minor slushy accumulation away from the shoreline. Any snow that fell will melt quickly with the heavy rain that will continue through the morning commute. Rain will slowly taper off throughout the afternoon leaving us with scattered showers and overcast skies. Valentine’s Day will be much brighte...
  • weather Feb 13

    Accumulating Snow for Parts of the State

    Snow will overspread the state after midnight before it quickly transitions to plain rain for most of the state. Hill towns will experience the snow for a bit longer and could see higher snowfall accumulations. A winter weather advisory has been issued for northern Connecticut ahead of the wintry mess. Snow will transition to a cold rain tomorrow m...
  • weather Feb 11

    Gloomy Today, Wintry Mix Possible Later This Week

    Tuesday will feature periods of drizzle and rain for the first half of the day. Temperatures are starting off in the upper 30s and low 40s and will stay there throughout the day. Throughout the afternoon the rain and clouds will clear out making way to a beautiful Wednesday forecast. Our next storm to watch will be Wednesday night into…...
  • weather Feb 10

    A Wet Start to the Week

    After a wet Monday morning commute with minor snow accumulations in the Litchfield hills that led to a few school delays, our team of First Alert meteorologists are tracking multiple rounds of rain. Periods of off-and-on rain will dampen Monday with otherwise mainly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low 40s. Tuesday will feature another round of...
  • weather Feb 10

    What Is a ‘Bomb Cyclone’ and Who Invented It?

    I traveled to Boston Massachusetts to interview one of the people who created the bomb cyclone term Dr. John Gyakum. Dr Gyakum is now a professor in meteorology at McGill University in Montreal Quebec, Canada. Dr. Gyakum along with Fred Sanders introduced the term in a 1980 meteorology paper. A bomb cyclone is a weather phenomenon that we experienc...
  • first alert weather Feb 10

    Snow for Parts of the State Leads to School Delays

    While most of the state are experiencing cold rain, other parts of the state have snow. Most of the elevated areas should see less than an inch of snow however the higher elevated areas of northern Litchfield county could see 1 to as much as 3 inches of snow. We have another round of wintry weather headed into the state…

  • first alert weather Feb 9

    Rain and Snow Chances Heading Into This Week

    After a fairly quiet weekend of weather, the week ahead is looking quite unsettled. An area of low pressure heading to our west by Monday morning will spread precipitation across the state. While we will be on the warmer side of the storm, we could see enough cold air for a wintry mix to start Monday morning. The best chance…

  • first alert weather Feb 9

    Morning Forecast for February 9

  • Connecticut Feb 8

    Blizzard of 2013 Anniversary

    What were you doing on this day in 2013? You were likely shoveling a lot of snow! People across the state were digging out from one of the strongest storms to hit the state. More than two feet of snow fell in many communities. The snow began on the lighter side on February 7, but as the storm moved north…

  • Connecticut Feb 8

    2013 BLIZZARD

  • Feb 9, 2013

    Unbelievable Blizzard 2013 Photos

    Feet of snow covered most of the state. Here are some of the most unbelievable blizzard photos that we have received.

  • first alert weather Feb 8

    High Winds Take Out Trees and Wires

    Gusty winds took down trees and wires in some parts of the state Friday. In East Hampton, some school buses had to return to school Friday afternoon when they were unable travel down roads because of high winds, according to the Facebook page for East Hampton Public Schools. North Stonington Public Schools dismissed students early due to concerns a...
  • first alert weather Feb 7

    First Alert: Powerful Storm to Bring High Winds on Friday

    The NBC Connecticut team of meteorologists have issued a First Alert for high winds on Friday. A powerful low-pressure system will pass through Connecticut. As the storm moves away, the winds are expected to intensify in the afternoon and evening. Wind gusts ranging from 45 to 55 miles per hour are expected inland, and gusts along the shoreline cou...
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