Patchy ice this AM; cold all weekend

After a wet night and below-freezing temperatures, there could be some patchy ice on the roads Friday morning.

Any residual moisture on area roads will be capable of freezing through sunrise.

This patchy black ice could make some area roadways hazardous in spots. Extra caution should be used if traveling this morning.

Shortly after 4:30 a.m., the low temperatures were 28 in Oxford, 30 in Danbury and 32 in Litchfield. Along the immediate shoreline, temperatures are hovering around freezing.

The National Weather Service says “high pressure over the Midwest will build towards the area today. Gusty northwest winds will continue, however, until the high reaches the region tonight.”

High temperatures will be well below average, and wind chills will remain in the 20s.

Temperatures tonight will fall into the teens in many of the colder outlying areas, with the rest of the region dropping into the 20s.

Saturday will remain dry and mostly sunny with the high slowly drifting offshore.

Temperatures will remain several degrees below average.

The forecast

Today: Sunny, with a high near 37. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Northwest wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 19 in interior Connecticut, 23 along the shoreline.. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 40. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph.

Sunday Night; Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Veterans Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 52.