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    Tuesday, August 09, 2022

    Snow on the way, but at least we don't live on Cape Cod

    It was the winter that introduced us to the term polar vortex, record cold temperatures and countless statewide emergency shelter activations.

    And while the calendar says it's spring, Mother Nature hasn't quite gotten the memo as the region can expect another round of snow.

    Gary Lessor, a meteorologist with the Western Connecticut State University Weather Center, said snow will develop this evening into Wednesday morning. The region could get between 2 to 4 inches of snow accompanied by wind gusts that could reach up to 40 mph.

    "Unfortunately, winter doesn't follow any calendar," said Lessor. "There is cold air locked into place that is slowly evolving away. That also means that it is slower to warm up."

    Lessor said the normal high temperature for this time of year should be around the upper 40s to 50 degrees, but we won't see that in the next few days. As the temperature tonight will dip into the mid 20s and the high Wednesday will reach into upper 30s.

    But Lessor did offer some ray of hope. He said this storm will take with it a vast swath of cold air, meaning the region could expect longer durations of warmth.

    He did say, however, that the cold temperatures could creep back but won't linger around for as long.

    By Friday the region could expect the temperatures to rise into the 50s and it should stay that way into Tuesday.

    "You should take solace and be thankful that you don't live on Cape Cod," said Lessor. "They are expecting blizzard-like conditions and could get 6 to 12 inches of snow."

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