This January is 9.8 degrees above average inland with highs again on Monday in the 50s. Some light rain tonight changing to areas of light snow and a few slick spots(parking lots/back deck) possible early Tuesday. Heavier winter jacket will be needed Tuesday through Thursday with temperatures where they should be to end January and start February with highs 30s/40 degrees! HOWEVER, the biggest change of this week happens for Friday through Saturday with an ARCTIC BLAST into Connecticut!!. WIND CHILL Saturday AM 10 to 25 degrees BELOW ZERO!! Make sure your outdoor water hose is disconnected and the the valve is off. Also, this will be tough on weak car batteries too! Temperatures warming back up Sunday and next week with the 40s/50s making a return!!

A PADDLEBOARDER AND KAYAKER IN LONG ISLAND SOUND OFF MAGONK POINT WATERFORD CT. ON MONDAY JANUARY 30TH! FROM BONNIE AND GARY PATTERSON.

Tonight: Increasing cloudiness this evening with Patchy light rain changing to patchy light snow with falling temps to at or under 32 by daybreak. Some icy spots possible inland for daybreak.

Tomorrow: Early slick spots in some inland towns with snow showers ending early. Sun and clouds and more seasonable Tuesday afternoon. Highs in the lower to middle 30s.

Wednesday: Sun and clouds with highs in the lower to middle 30s.

Thursday/Groundhog Day: A few clouds with highs near 40°.

Friday: An early flurry or snow squall. Becoming windy with temperatures falling from the 20s & lower 30s to the 10s and a wind chill at or well below zero. Winds gusting 20-40mph.

Saturday: Bitterly cold & windy! Sunshine with highs only in the upper single digits & teens with a lower wind chill.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a few scattered snow and rain showers. Highs 35-40.

Monday: Passing clouds with highs in the low 40s.