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Saturday, Sunday’s warmth broke state records


(WTNH) — This weekend, it may have seemed like we were jumping ahead a few months, as Connecticut experienced record-breaking warmth across the state.

In January, the temperatures in the Nutmeg State are typically around the 30s. However, the warmth rose up to the low to mid 60s Saturday, and to nearly 70 degrees Sunday.

By 3 p.m. Saturday, the records from previous January’s have been broken. Up north, Simsbury has 66 degree weather, and near the shoreline, Branford was 56 degrees.

The increase of temperature prompted folks to head outside. There was a decent crowd at Silver Sands State Park in Milford Saturday afternoon.

It was mostly cloudy throughout Saturday with the sun peaking out once in a while.

Rain showed up Sunday morning, but dried out for a beautiful twin of Saturday.

WTNH viewers got out and about in the warmth all weekend:

Temperatures will dip back into the low 40s on Monday.

Past record highs in Connecticut during January:

  • Bridgeport: 56° (1975)
  • Hartford: 60° (1983)

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