The National Weather Service is forecasting less than a half-inch of snow in the higher elevation Northwest Hills late Thursday night.

Other areas of Connecticut could see some wet snowflakes mixed in, but little or no accumulation.

Since morning temperatures will be below freezing, there could be some slippery conditions on the roads Friday morning.

The big weather news in the days ahead are temperatures that will be 10 to 15 degrees below normal.

On Tuesday, the Climate Prediction Center said unseasonably cold temperatures in the Northeast are likely through most of the month.

So far this month, average temperature is about two degrees below normal, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

Today: Sunny, with a high near 55. West wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Light and variable wind.

Thursday: Rain likely, mainly after 4 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 54. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: Rain before 3 a.m., then a slight chance of snow. Low around 28. Southwest wind 6 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 23.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 41.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 28.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Connecticut Media Group