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By RACHEL FRANK | Fox CT Weather Team
6:54 AM EST, December 12, 2013
An arctic cold front reinforces very cold air today and tomorrow with highs only in the 20s and lows in the single digits and teens. A winter storm is on the way for Saturday afternoon through early Sunday with the potential for moderate snow accumulations.
A brisk northwest wind means wind-chill values could stay in the teens all day today, so bundle up! Another arctic front will cross the state tomorrow night, keeping cold air locked in across the Northeast and setting the stage for a winter storm over the weekend.
Temperatures will stay in the teens and 20s through Saturday with high pressure setting up shop over northern New England. Meanwhile, low pressure moving out of the southern Rockies will gather gulf moisture late Friday into Saturday and track our direction by Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning.
We should see snow for most of the state with the exception of the coastline. There's the potential for a total of 4 to 8 inches of accumulation by the time the storm leaves on Sunday. Our very cold weather pattern will continue into the next week.
Thursday: Sunshine mixing with a few afternoon clouds, arctic cold! High temperatures in the middle 20s inland, upper 20s for the shoreline.
Friday: Increasing clouds, remaining chilly. Chance for a flurry. High temperatures in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees inland, low 30s for the shoreline.
Saturday: Cloudy with light snow developing. becoming steady in the afternoon. High temperatures in the 20s statewide. Accumulating snow is likely.
Sunday: Morning snow/mix/rain tapering off. Travel plans might be impacted depending on precipitation type. High temperatures around 30 degrees.
Monday: Mostly sunny, breezy and cold. High temperatures in the mid to upper 20s.