A taste of fall this weekend with sunny skies, cool temps

A cold front has arrived in Connecticut bringing much cooler weather and a few showers.

The front brought a nearly 10-degree drop in temperatures in a one-hour period Thursday afternoon.

Just before 4 p.m., the temperature was 87 degrees in Danbury; an hour later it was 78 degrees. And by 5 a.m. Friday, the temperature had fallen to 66 degrees.

Oxford saw a 22-degree temperature drop from a high to 86 on Thursday to 64 degrees around 6 a.m Friday.

The chill in the air will be felt all weekend long with temperatures dipping into the low 50s Saturday and Sunday night. Temperatures will be about five degrees warmer along the shoreline.

The National Weather Service says scattered showers are possible this morning as the cold front continues moving south of the area. The highest chance for showers is through the middle morning hours with dry conditions returning by the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy skies are forecast through the afternoon with high temperatures in the middle and upper 70s.

Clouds will clear tonight with low temperatures in the 50s inland and lower 60s near the coast.

High pressure builds to the north through the weekend. Sunny conditions are forecast Saturday with highs in the 70s. Temperatures Saturday night will fall into the 50s and lower 60s.

There may be a bit more cloud cover on Sunday and a slight chance of light rain as onshore winds strengthen. Highs on Sunday will remain below normal in the 70s.

Friday: A slight chance of showers before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. North wind around 7 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 5 to 7 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northeast wind around 6 mph.

Sunday: Isolated showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Connecticut Media Group