Storm to Brush State Sunday, Monday

Temperatures have rebounded after a day of record-breaking cold, and scattered snow showers are on the way.

Spot snow showers may coat the ground in a few towns on Sunday, and a few slippery spots will develop. Scattered showers have already started to move through parts of the state.

Snow showers will be steadier overnight, especially along the Interstate 95 corridor, and could linger into tomorrow afternoon, according to Meteorologist Darren Sweeney. A coating to 2 inches of snow is possible.

Highs today are around 32 degrees inland and 34 degrees on the shoreline.

Most of this storm will miss Connecticut. The storm is being shunted to the south by a large area of low pressure over southern Canada. Up to a foot of snow may fall on Monday in suburban Philadelphia and portions of the Mid-Atlantic.

Bridgeport has issued a citywide snow emergency starting at 6 p.m. All cars must be moved off Snow Emergency Routes an parked on the "even-numbered" side of other city streets.

The sun may come out during the day Monday as the storm slides south of the state.

Zero-degree weather broke a 34-year-old record low at Bradley Airport on Saturday morning. The old record of 3 degrees, set in 1980, was broken yesterday morning. Yesterday's temperature was the fourth-coldest temperature officially recorded in the Hartford area since 1905.

Temperatures will dip back down into the 20s and will gradually warm up toward the end of the week. Highs on Saturday will be around 45 degrees.

Gov. Dannel Malloy enacted the state’s severe cold weather protocol last week.

Malloy said the state Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security has activated an internet-based communications network allowing emergency officials to share information about shelter capacity and conditions around the state.

Anyone in need of shelter is urged to call 211.

Malloy also encouraged communities to open warming centers.

Bloomfield opened the following warming centers Feb. 28 and March 1-2 and will provide water at all locations:

  • Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Resources Center at 330 Park Avenue, 860-769-3566
  • Prosser Library at 1 Tunxis Avenue, 860-243-9721
  • McMahon Wintonbury Library at 1015 Blue Hills Avenue, 860-242-0041

The following locations have been used as warming centers in Enfield:

  • Enfield Senior Center at 299 Elm Street, during normal business hours
  • Enfield Public Library at 104 Middle Road, normal business hours
  • Pearl Street Library at 159 Pearl Street, normal business hours
  • Enfield Police Department lobby at 293 Elm Street, open 24 hours

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