Good Wednesday All!
Yesterday's snowfall ranges from 1" to 5" across the state. The lightest amounts occurred in far Northern Connecticut. As of 5:00 pm yesterday afternoon we had reports of 5.0" in Sharon and Amston, 4.5" in Prospect, 3.5" in Tolland and Middlebury, 3.0" in Hampton and Higganum, and 2.8" in Staffordville.
Colder air will greet you this morning. Temperatures have dropped into the teens and lower 20s out there. That means we'll have to deal with icy conditions this morning. Please be careful out there!
The rest of the workweek will be dry and cold. Highs today will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s. At least it will be a nice looking day with partly sunny skies. Thursday will be even colder. Morning lows will be in the upper single digits and teens, and afternoon highs will only be in the 20s. Once again, it'll be a fair day with partly to mostly sunny skies. The same is true for Friday…dry and cold. Morning lows will be in the single digits and teens. Afternoon highs will be in the 20s and lower 30s.
Now, we turn our attention to the weekend! Another storm system will move out of the Gulf States and it will take aim at Connecticut. There is the potential for a major winter storm since this system will come loaded with moisture. However, precipitation type will greatly depend on the exact storm track. Right now we are thinking snow will develop Saturday. Some computer guidance models bring the snow in as early as Saturday morning. However, other models bring the bulk of the wintry precipitation into the state Saturday night. We'll try to pin the timing down for you as the week progresses. Snow could become heavy at times. The big question is will it remain all snow or will we see a change to a messy wintry mix? That remains to be seen. Either way, this has the potential to be a disruptive storm with snow or a combination of snow and ice. The timing isn't great as it's the 2nd to the last weekend before Christmas!
The storm should end Sunday afternoon, and then we'll get another shot of very cold air for the beginning of next week. Highs on Monday will only be in the 20s and gusty winds will make it feel even colder.
Have a great midweek!
Meteorologist Scot Haney