It’s called “radiational cooling.” That thing where, under a clear sky at night all of the heat built up during the day from the sun dissipates and temperatures fall sharply.
It’s a hallmark of New England autumns and winters, and it’s here, the National Weather Service says. It goes along with leaf piles, apple cider and pumpkins, and you’d better get used to it.
Oh yea, the growing season is officially over. But you knew that, right? It’s why many of the flowers in your yard are blackened and shriveled.
The Bridgeport and Stamford areas usually get their first “killing” frost by Nov. 1 each year, according to National Weather Service data. This year, is was Nov. 4. What does that mean for winter snow and cold? I have no idea.
Here is your extended forecast:
- Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
- Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
- Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
- Thursday: Showers likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Southwest wind 10 to 16 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
- Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
- Friday: Sunny, with a high near 53.
- Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35.
- Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.
- Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
- Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 58.
- Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.