Winter weary Connecticut residents get a break today with temperatures around freezing, some sunshine and no snow.

Yes, no snow ... for a couple of days. The National Weather Service says light snow is “likely” on Saturday. Not a big deal compared with Tuesday’s snowfall; maybe 1 to 3 inches.

In its forecast discussion, the NWS says some sleet could mix in New York City, with an “all-snow event” in northern locations.

On Thursday, the day will start out with partly sunny skies, then increasing clouds in the afternoon.

Irish eyes will be smiling on St. Patrick’s Day with sunny skies and a wee bit brisky.

Here’s the forecast:

Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 28. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. West wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light after midnight.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 35. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. Light west wind becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning.

Friday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 22. Calm wind.

Saturday: Snow likely, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 38. East wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday Night: Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38.