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Storm misses Connecticut, but the coldest night since last winter on the way

A storm dropped several inches of snow in the Mid Atlantic this morning and is passing just south of Connecticut.

CONNECTICUT, USA — This winter has been a whimper - at least so far - for snow-lovers in southern New England.

New Year's weekend brought high temperatures in the 50s, drizzle, and fog, resembling spring more than the beginning of the new year.

However, a dynamic storm dropped several inches of snow in the Mid Atlantic, including in Washington, D.C.

That storm, with a razor-thin northern edge, is passing just south of Connecticut Monday afternoon, not bringing much more than flurries and a few snow showers to the far southeastern part of the state.

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On the backside of this storm, the coldest air of the season so far is moving in.

At noon Monday, temperatures were only in the 20s in most of the state, and won't rise much at all during the afternoon.

Temperatures going into the evening are expected to drop into the 10s, and it will be the coldest night since last winter in southern New England.

That's not saying much -- this is a typical winter chill. However, on the heels of one of the warmest Decembers on record, it's a bit of a shock to the system.

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In Hartford, it should be the coldest night since February 12, 2021 - the last time the temperature dropped below 15 degrees.

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In New Haven, a low in the upper 10s would be the coldest since February 22, 2021, when the temperature dropped to 17 degrees.

This winter chill won't last long.

Finally, we'll see some sun on Tuesday, and temperatures rebound into the 40s on Wednesday.

More on that in the FOX61 7-day forecast here.

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