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Thursday, October 29 Weather

National Weather Service issues frost advisory for most of CT

With temperatures expected to fall into the 30s overnight, the National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for most of Connecticut.

The advisory will be in effect from 10 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday.

Warmed by the 66-degree water temperature of Long Island Sound, the southwest Connecticut shoreline is the only area not included in the frost advisory. From Stratford to Greenwich, the low temperature overnight will be around 40 degrees.

“With clear skies and light winds, temperatures will be falling to the mid-30s across a large portion of the region, and areas of frost will be likely,” the NWS said.

“Temperatures as low as 34 will result in frost formation,” the NWS said. “Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.”

Temperatures will warm Sunday as a high pressure system moves to the north and winds shift around to the south, the NWS said. Sunshine will be filtered through high, thin cloudiness, with high temperatures in the lower to mid-60s.

Also, Friday’s rainfall was one of the highest in weeks, with more 2 inches recorded in Stamford, Norwalk, Newtown, Monroe, Southington and Windsor Locks.

Observers at the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network recorded heavy rainfall all across the state, which is under abnormally dry and severe drought conditions.

The forecast

Saturday: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 57 and northwest winds of 8 to 11 mph.

Saturday night: Patchy frost before midnight, then areas of frost after 4 a.m., under clear skies, with a low around 37 and calm wind.

Sunday: Areas of frost before 9 a.m., then sunny, with a high near 62 degrees with light and variable wind.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45 and south winds of 3 to 5 mph.

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