Wednesday Afternoon Weather: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Snow Showers

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Wednesday will be a bit warmer than the first two days of the workweek, with high temperatures near the freezing mark. The week ahead looks dry with temperatures dipping on Thursday before they reach the 40s on Friday and Saturday.

After near record-breaking cold on Tuesday with a low of 4 degrees, Wednesday will start off with temperatures in the 20s and no wind. Highs this afternoon will be 32 to 34.

Tonight and tomorrow will be colder, but after that temperatures will move up. We may even flirt with 50 on Saturday.

The cold weather in Connecticut has been part of a trend of cold weather across the country. Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans were hampered by cold and rainy weather, with highs in the 30s and 40s. And the piles of snow outside aren’t unusual either. A total of 54 percent of the lower 48 states are covered in snow as we begin March, the third highest snow cover percentage this late in the winter in the past 48 years.

A final note: A storm brewing near the Gulf of Mexico will pass by us and go out to sea.

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