A moderate snowstorm is forecast to impact our area Sunday night and during the day on Monday. A storm system currently moving thru California is forecast to move East across the country this weekend and impact a large area of the mid-west and New England Sunday and Monday. Based on the latest information light snow is expected to start early Sunday afternoon and continue thru the afternoon and into Sunday night with only an inch or two of accumulation. The snow intensity is expected to increase around daybreak on Monday with 1 – 3 inches of snow on the ground by 7:00 AM. The impact on the morning rush hour is expected to be minor to moderate at this time with light snow cover on most roads and moderate snow falling. The snow is forecast to continue moderate to heavy at times thru midday on Monday and taper off Monday afternoon. Total snowfall by the start of the afternoon rush hour at 3:00 PM is expected to range from 4 – 8 inches across the state. The impact on the afternoon rush hour is currently expected to be moderate with snow cover on most roads and light snow falling. The snow is forecast to taper off to flurries and end by Monday evening. The preliminary snowfall forecast for this storm is for 5 – 10 inches of powdery snow statewide with the higher amounts currently expected in Southern CT. Temperatures during the storm are forecast to range from the upper teens to the mid 20’s. This storm will likely have a fairly sharp northern edge between light snow just to our north and heavier snow to our south, therefore any slight changes in the track would have a significant impact on total snowfall.
The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to monitor the latest forecasts and will send out another update on this storm at 1:00 PM Saturday Afternoon