Reporting Paul Murnane
BROOKFIELD, CT (WCBS 880 / CBS2) - It’s cold enough to make a diesel engine shut down.
“How about the driver, does the driver freeze up?” WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane asked a truck driver in Brookfield, Connecticut – where the temperature at the bank read 2 degrees at 5:30 a.m. Friday.
“(laughs) Yeah. They freeze up too,” said the trucker.
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Along Federal Road in Danbury and Brookfield, the brutal cold follows almost unbelievable snow, but carpenter Mike Gundek was out in a hoodie and a turtleneck.
“Inside, you’re working?” Murnane asked Gundek.
Gundek replied, “Today, I am. I’m putting an addition on a home and we’re still trying to get it closed in and it’s cold.”
You wonder what a couple of 40 degree days would do parking lot snow banks so high it’s hard to see the store signs from the road. The melt could lead to a slippery situation.
WCBS 880 Chief Meteorologist Craig Allen predicts varying amounts of sun and clouds for Friday, but continued cold with a high temperature of just 24 to 28.
Tonight will be partly to mostly cloudy with a low of 15 to 20, 10 to 15 in the suburbs.
On Saturday, it will become mostly cloudy and the high will be between 30 and 35. There is a chance for some light snow or snow showers by late day or evening into the night.
On Sunday, clouds will give way to developing sunshine. It won’t be quite as cold. The high will be near 35.
Monday will see increasing and thickening clouds and a high of 30 to 35.
Snow will develop Monday night and end Tuesday as mixed precipitation or drizzle. Tuesday’s high will be between 35 and 40.