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Friday, December 24, 2010

Storm Late Sunday - Monday

Dry and chilly for this Christmas Eve. Santa will have to hold on tight to your presents this evening with a breeze in place. Temperatures will drop into the teens and 20s tonight with frost possible by Christmas morning.

There will not be any problems Christmas Day weather wise with just an increase in clouds throughout the day. High temperatures will be near 30 degrees with a very light wind.

On Sunday a powerful Nor'Easter will take shape along the Carolina coast and then move north toward Cape Cod Sunday night into early Monday. The track of the storm will determine accumulations. The potential exists for blizzard conditions to develop across parts of New England by Sunday evening. Winds could gust upward to 60 mph causing considerable blowing and drifting of snow, in addition to scattered power outages. Snow fall amounts could approach a foot. The question is…will Connecticut get the direct hit OR fringe effects with just a few inches combined with blowing and drifting snow? Right now a direct hit is less likely. But it’s not out of the cards either. To be honest, this remains a low confidence forecast.

The storm will depart the region by late in the day on Monday and skies will clear out that night. Winds will remain strong and gusty.

Fair with moderating temperatures by Wednesday with day time highs approaching 40.

Stay with CTnow.com, Courant.com, Fox CT and WTIC AM 1080 for the latest on the snow storm for Sunday into Monday.

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