FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — High temperatures will approach record high levels Sunday across Fairfield County, as warm air and strong sun melts the remaining snowpack on the ground, according to the National Weather Service.
On Sunday, area residents are enjoying a high of about 60 degrees — the record high of 61 degrees was set in 1997, the weather service said.
Normal temps for Presidents Day weekend are about 40 degrees in Connecticut.
But the temperature will plunge to about freezing on Sunday night, and Monday's high temp is expected to be in the mid-40s — close to normal, the weather service said. The wind chill on Monday — a federal holiday and a day off for many — making it feel about 25 to 35 degrees.
On Monday night, it will drop to about 25 degrees.
Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 40, with a 50 percent chance of rain for Tuesday night.
It will warm up again on Wednesday, with partly sunny skies and a high in the mid-50s.
It will be even warmer on Thursday, with sunny skies and a high near 61 degrees.