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The temperature has reached 70 degrees in many parts of the state today! Although it has been exceptionally mild for the season, no record has been broken. The November 9 record for the Greater Hartford area is 76 degrees, set in 1975. The record for Bridgeport is 69 degrees, set in 1975 and again in 1994.

Last year (2020) we were in the middle of a 7 day period with highs in the 70s. It lasted from November 5th to 11th. This is a record for the most consecutive days with highs in the 70s during the month of November! During this stretch, 3 daily high temperature records were broken. The hottest temperature was a record 79 degrees on the 7th.

The previous November record was 4 consecutive days with highs in the 70s, occurring in 1975 and 2015.


As a cold front moves towards us, the clouds have multiplied across the CT. Isolated showers or showers may develop towards dawn as they move through the state. However, it is going to be a lot milder than it has been the last few nights with mostly lows in the 40s.


Early morning clouds and isolated showers will give way to bright afternoon sunshine. A dry northwesterly breeze will pick up on the heels of the cold front initially, but cooler air will trail behind the front. This means that we can expect another balmy day with highs with highs of 60-65. Although it won’t be as warm as it is today, temperatures will be close to 10 degrees above normal. The normal November 10 maximum for the Greater Hartford area is 54 degrees.

The fresh air will finally settle in the state Wednesday evening. Temperatures will drop in the 1920s and 1930s under mostly clear skies. With the arrival of high pressures, the wind will become very light.


High pressure will drift over New England on Thursday. This means that it will be a calm day with a light wind. The air will be cool in season with peaks in the 1950s. After starting with sunshine, the clouds increase as the day progresses.


A cold front will settle in New England on Friday. In the front of the front there will be a gentle, moist air flow from the south. Therefore, showers or periods of rain are likely and highs will range from 60 to 65. At times, rain will be moderate to heavy and thunder is possible in some communities. This will end what will become a 12 day dry weather period! The last time we had rain in the state was Saturday October 30th.

The front will move away from TC with the rain ending with the Friday evening ride. Precipitation totals will likely vary from 1.0 to 1.5 inches. The skies will become mostly clear on Friday evening and temperatures will dip to the lower 40 degrees.


The sun will mingle with a lot of cloud on Saturday. While most daylight hours will be dry, the chances of rain increase towards evening. The peaks will be in the mid-upper 50s. Evening clouds will give way to mostly clear skies after midnight and temperatures will drop to 30-35.

Sunday will be partly to mostly sunny and seasonal cool with highs of 50-55. A high pressure ridge will cross the region, which means that the wind will be light.


An area of ​​low pressure will cross the northeast on Monday. This will bring our next chance for rain and potentially wet snow in the high altitudes, as the air aloft will be cold. Highs will be in the 1940s, although temperatures can reach 50 degrees near the coast.

Tuesday will be partly sunny, windy and rather cool. The peaks will be in the mid 40’s. It will be more like early December!

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest, updated by Mark Dixon


OCTOBER 2021 …

October was mild and humid throughout the state. The average temperature for the month in the Greater Hartford area was 57.4 degrees, 4.4 degrees above normal. It was a tie for the hottest October 8 on record, and the records date back to 1905! October was also another wet month with a total precipitation of 4.67 “, or 0.15” above normal. It was a month without snow. An average or normal October has 0.7 “of snow.

In Bridgeport, with an average temperature of 61.1 degrees, October 21 will be the 3rd hottest! Rain during the 31-day period fell to 5.08 “, making it the 15th wettest on record.

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