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Sunday, December 16 Weather

1 last mild day before temps drop 20 degrees

Enjoy Monday’s mild temperature in the upper 50s because highs on Tuesday will be between 15 and 20 degrees colder.

The National Weather Service says “tonight features a strong cold front moving across from NW to SE with high pressure gradually building in from the west thereafter.

“A much colder air mass will be entering the region.Weather remains dry, but temperatures will trend lower remarkably compared to recent days and nights. Expect below normal temperatures Tuesday through midweek. Highs will only be in the upper 30s to near 40 for most locations.”

The average high temperature for this date ranges between 44 degrees in inland Connecticut to 47 along the shoreline.

In December 2017, the last time the temperature was in the upper 50s was on Dec. 6. After that, the average daily tempertaure continued to decline. Beginning Dec. 26, 2017. the region when into a weekend-long deep freeze with temperature average 19.1 below normal on New Year’s Eve in interior Connecticut.

Will Tuesday’s temperature drop will not be was extreme, the NWS says the wind chill will make it feel like the low 20s by Wednesday morning.

The forecast

Monday: Areas of dense fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 56. West wind 6 to 11 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Northwest wind around 9 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 38. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 22. North wind 3 to 8 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 38.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 19.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 33.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

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