In the wake of a coastal storm that left many places with over 6 inches of snow, and others with basically nothing, temperatures have fallen to some of the lowest levels of the season. Combined with stiff northwest winds, it is no picnic to be outside. Currently around the state we have temperatures ranging from the low teens in northwest Connecticut, to the upper teens and low 20s in southern Connecticut. Also there is a still a bit of a stiff breeze in southern Connecticut where the wind will sometimes gust to about 20 mph. So wind chills are still a factor in this part of the state.
Looking ahead to this evening, temperatures fall back just slightly as clouds begin to increase ahead of a disturbance to our south and west. Winds look to slacken this evening, temperatures across the state look to fall uniformly in the low to mid single digits, so definitely not as cold or windy as it was last night, but still frigid, mid winter conditions for sure. As we head through the overnight, expect snow to start funneling into the the state, first in the southern portion of the state right around dawn, and overspread the rest of the state by morning rush.
Timing for the snow looks to be a start of between dawn and the early morning rush statewide, and continuing through the early afternoon. As of right now, it does not look as though there will be any accumulating snows around for the PM rush. Again, this looks to be a minor, snow pack freshening snow and nothing major, but please do be careful as even the smallest coating of snow could cause travel problems. Temperatures for the duration of the snowfall look to to be generally in the 20s.
After the snow moves out later Tuesday afternoon and evening, cold air will still be in control with temperatures heading back down into the single digits under clear skies, but it looks like winds will be generally light as opposed to the after effects of the last departing coastal storm.