WOW! 50s again today!? No wonder no one believes me when I tell them it’s December! The cold front preceding cold air to our west has stalled. That means we have one more mild, showery day before temperatures tumble.
Tonight: mild with shower and patchy fog. Low: 45-50.
Keep in mind, the low temperature tonight is above the average high temperature for this time of year!
Tomorrow: Times of rain, mild: High 50-55.
The heaviest rain falls tomorrow night when a low developing on the stalled front moves off the NJ coast. Although the storm looks stronger, it also looks a milder than previous model runs. Rain will mix in or change over to wet snow at the very last minute Thursday morning. Shoreline and valley locations will get little or no snow accumulation and the higher elevations of ct could pick up a slushy inch or two. The exception will be the hills of Litchfield county where 3”-6” of snow is possible, with higher amounts along the Massachusetts border. I expect a changeover to snow after 2 AM in these locations.
The storm is completely gone by 9 am Thursday with the wind picking up and falling temperatures. Overall…the changeover to snow has bad timing because some people will be on the road, but for most of the state this is a non event or a nuisance event. Western Massachusetts and Litchfield County will have more “fun” with a nice plowable snow. Let’s just hope it’s not another power outage maker.
Liquid equivalents will range between 1”-2”! We are only 1.2” away from the wettest year on record in Windsor Locks. I think this storm will put us over the edge helping up achieve that record. After all we’ve been through this year, we deserve it!