As you start the day, we want to make sure that you have the very latest about a powerful winter storm that is set to impact the area tomorrow. Winter storm warnings are up across Connecticut for the first time this season, in anticipation of what should be the largest and most widespread snow event yet.
- Confidence continues to increase in a major winter storm impacting Connecticut Thursday.
- Snow currently looks to begin between 3-7am and will quickly become moderate to heavy across the state. The morning commute will definitely be impacted by this event.
- Although there may be a brief period of mixing or rain at the shore (especially in SE CT) the majority of the event will be snow as temperatures stay below freezing during the day.
- There will be breezy conditions, especially at the shoreline, making travel even more difficult.
- We expect widespread cancellations across Connecticut tomorrow.
- The snow looks to begin tapering by the evening hours, but I still expect slick conditions to persist into the nighttime hours.
Today is all about tracking the development of the low pressure system, how fast it deepens, and what the track is. The guidance overnight continues to show a major event for the state, but some of the recent guidance has shifted the heaviest of the snow southeast. That is something we will be watching closely, and we will refine our map if necessary to better target which locations will see the most snow.
Here is the latest guidance.
Overall, these are posted to show you the variation that makes the difference in a forecast. No one model is to be taken 100% verbatim. For this forecast, we're blending all of them and weighing the European (not shown), GFS, and RGEM more than the others.
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