FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- There's still snow on the ground and a chill in the air, but the long holiday weekend will bring milder temperatures to Fairfield County, especially nice for those feeling housebound.
Another dry day is expected as high pressure approaches the region today. Gusty northwest winds will continue as low pressure over the Canadian Maritimes tracks northeast away from the region.
Temperatures today will be near normal, in the upper 30s to around 40, according to the National Weather Service,
It is 28 degrees this morning and sunny, so expect things to warm up to 36, though wind chills from 25 to as low as 15, will make it feel cooler.
A warming trend is on tap for the weekend as high-pressure transitions offshore and winds become more southerly Friday night into Saturday.
Saturday arrives sunny and much warmer, with temperatures in the 50s, though wind chills will make it feel cooler, between 25 and 35.
Clouds come in again Saturday night and temperatures will stay above the freezing mark at 34.
Sunday makes a sunny entrance, bringing warmer air during the day to 50.
Sunday night will have clear skies, with temperatures dropping almost 20 points to 31.
President's Day will be sunny with mild air around 45.
It will be mostly clear overnight and cold, down near 25.
Those heading back to work and school Tuesday can expect a sunny outlook, and a high near 43.