Although there are still plenty of days of summer and sunshine left this year, the 2020 Farmers’ Almanac is predicting the northeast region — including Connecticut — will have a colder winter than usual.
According to the predictions in the almanac, the northeast region of the U.S. is expected to experience colder temperatures than usual for most of the upcoming winter. The worst of the winter weather is predicted to come during the last week of January and continue through the beginning of February.
The predictions indicate there is a likelihood of above-normal winter precipitation on the eastern side of the country, according to the Farmers’ Almanac. But it won’t just be an bump in snowfall; the almanac indicated there will be episodes with a wintry mix of rain and sleet, especially for towns and cities in the northeast along the coast.
The almanac, which provides 16 months of weather forecasts for seven zones across the U.S., calls for a “polar coaster” winter — meaning temperatures that will drop and increase throughout the winter months.
The 2020 Farmers’ Almanac suggests “a suspenseful start” to January for the eastern half of the country. It indicates there may be “frequent free-falling precipitation as well as strong and gusty winds.” Some of the harshest weather — with copious amounts of snow, rain, sleet and ice — is expected to hit between Jan. 4 and Jan. 7, 2020, and Jan. 12 through Jan. 15, 2020.
Winter is expected to linger in 2020, with spring getting a slow start, the almanac indicates. There is even the likelihood of wet snow and “unseasonably chilly conditions” throughout March 2020.
Full, in-depth predictions can be found in the 2020 Farmers’ Almanac, available for purchase online.