Not only did most of us get the first snow of the season today, but we even managed to break records! It’s hard to believe we had record warmth a week ago.

Bradley International Airport measured 1.5″ Thursday, which is a daily snowfall record. That much snow has only been measured in October two other times in the last 100+ years! Bridgeport tied the daily record of just a trace amount of snowfall (trace means too little to measure). The hills of Litchfield County scored the most snow with 2.0″ in Litchfield and 2.9″ in Colebrook! For most of the state (outside of the northern Connecticut) the snow did not stick to the roads. But we did get many reports of snow sticking to grassy surfaces, decks, pumpkins, etc.

Snow and sleet has since changed over to rain. Rain will continue into the evening tonight with increasing winds and rising temperatures. In fact, the high for the day will probably occur at 11:59 PM tonight. There is also a chance for a rumble of thunder as well.  0.5″-1″ is possible before ending early Friday morning. Let’s cross our fingers and hope we get enough to put a small dent in the ever growing drought.

Tomorrow looks dry with partly cloudy skies and an increasing breeze. So far the weekend and Halloween are looking mainly dry along with moderating temperatures.

Forecast Details:

Tonight: Rain, winds becoming gusty, chance thunder. All ending during the early morning. Low: Near 40.

Friday: Mostly sunny, windy and chilly. High: Near 50.

Saturday: Partly sunny, milder, more seasonal. High: Mid-upper 50s.

Sunday: Partly sunny. High: Mid-upper 50s.

Halloween: Partly cloudy. High: Mid 50s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High: Near 60.

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