You could classify today as the proverbial "calm before the storm". Across the state today, we had a brief period of sun before the clouds moved in. Conditions stayed dry today and will continue to do so through early this evening. Temperatures stayed steady in the mid 40s to lower 50s at the shore. Heading through this evening, temperatures will drop back into the 30s statewide, lower to mid 30s inland, with mid and upper 30s at the shore. I see chances for showers building throughout the evening as our next weather maker begins to make itself felt. Along with precip chances increasing, winds will be on the increase as well. This evening should be fine as you make your last minute storm preparations in coastal Connecticut. Then we move onto early Monday morning...
Timing: Starting Monday morning through Tuesday evening, height of the storm would be Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning, with precipitation continuing through late Tuesday night.
Main impacts: High winds, heavy rains, coastal flooding, extended periods of snow and sleet well away from the shore and north of I84.
So to recap...
-Storm starts to impact area early Monday morning and goes through late Tuesday
-Winds will gradually pick up through this evening, and will peak on Monday afternoon and evening. Sustained winds of 30-40 mph for the shore, and 20-30 mph for the rest of the state with along Gusts along the coast approaching 70+ mph. The rest of the state could see gusts up to 55 mph.
-Sleet and snow threat for areas north of I84, 1-3 inches snow/sleet NW hills
-Coastal flooding looks to be an issue from Monday through Tuesday
-Heavy rain expected from Monday through Tuesday
-We clear out for the day on Wednesday
Have a great evening everyone! We will be with you right through the storm. Keep it locked to Southern Connecticut Weather for all of the latest updates.- TW