Season's First Freeze Expected Overnight - NBC Connecticut

Season's First Freeze Expected Overnight

Weather in Detail for October 17

NBC Connecticut meteorologist Tyler Jankoski discusses the freeze potential over the next few nights and rebounding temperatures for the middle part of next week. (Published Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015)

A freeze warning has been issued for most of Connecticut, effective Sunday morning.

Clouds and sunshine are expected today and temperatures will only climb into the lower- to upper-50s. It will be breezy with sustained winds from the northwest at 10 to 20 miles per hour.

With the loss of daytime heating, clouds will melt away tonight and temperatures will tumble.

Lows will be in the middle-20s in the hill towns and lower-30s elsewhere. A freeze is even possible down to the shoreline.

A freeze warning is in effect for inland Connecticut from 1 to 9 a.m. Sunday, while the immediate shoreline has a freeze watch for tonight. Northern Litchfield County doesn't have a weather alert becasue the growing season has ended there.

A freeze is likely statewide Saturday night.

Tomorrow will be noticably cooler than today. In fact, the highs in the hills will struggle to reach the lower-40s, while elsewhere highs will be in the upper-40s. With a breeze, wind chill temperatures will be in the 30s at times!

Wind gusts between 10 and 20 miles per hour will make for wind chills in the 30s tomorrow!

Even if a freeze doesn't happen tonight, there's a greater chance of one happening tomorrow night into Monday morning. That's when temperatures will fall into the middle-20s in the hills and even upper-20s inland. Shoreline areas are likely to bottom out at 30-degrees!

Even if a freeze doesn't happen tonight, temperatures are projected to fall even lower Sunday night into Monday.

This is a short-lived blast of unseasonably cold air. Mostly sunny skies return on Monday, and temperatures will be back near 50-degrees.

Next week, temperatures return to above average levels with middle-60s expected. The dry, mainly sunny weather looks to stick around for several days starting Monday. A few more clouds could be mixed in on Wednesday.

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