The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for all of our region, including the immediate shoreline, until 9 a.m.
The temperature dropped sharply from Saturday to Sunday and today will be even colder. As a practical matter. though, as long as you dress appropriately the impact on your day should be slight. Roads are dry and slick spots are unlikely. You may need to leave extra time to defrost car windows but no heavy-duty scraping should be necessary.
And we’ve all seen this before. In fact, this is what is SUPPOSED to happen in New England at this time of year. The hurricane we were recovering from at this time last year wasn’t normal.
Here’s the official statement:
* LOCATIONS...COASTAL CONNECTICUT WEST OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVER...THE NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA AND LONG ISLAND. * HAZARDS...FREEZING TEMPERATURES. * TEMPERATURES...UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S. * TIMING...EARLY THIS MORNING. * IMPACTS...FREEZING TEMPERATURES MAY KILL SENSITIVE VEGETATION ENDING THE GROWING SEASON. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FREEZE WARNING MEANS BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION. The extended forecast:
- Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
- Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
- Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
- Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
- Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
- Thursday: Showers likely after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
- Thursday Night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
- Friday: Sunny, with a high near 53.
- Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34.