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Thursday, February 13, 2014

6"-12", Round Two Tonight

Most of the state received 6”-12” of snow with lower amounts in southeastern Connecticut and higher amounts in southwestern Connecticut.  Right now we’re in a lull in the action with a light wintry mix persisting for a while. But heavy rain and sleet will change back over to snow between 9PM-midnight.  With loads of instability and moisture, don’t be surprised if you hear/see some thunder snow! An additional coating to 4” is likely with locally higher amounts in western Connecticut if someone gets caught in a heavier snow band.  Winds continue to gust up to 40 mph with temperatures holding steady or rising for a period of time, then crashing back below freezing towards daybreak.

Snow will end around daybreak on Friday morning but plows will continue to play catch up during the morning commute. The rest of the day looks dry and a bit milder than recent days. In fact, we’ll even see a bit of melting. A storm will pass well out to sea on Saturday. But the latest trend has been to bring that snow farther inland allowing Connecticut to get side swiped.  A coating to a few inches of snow accumulation is possible. Milder air returns next week with several days in the 40s.

Tonight: Heavy sleet/snow redeveloping. An additional coating to 4” with locally higher amounts in the northwest hills. Low: 28-32.

Tomorrow: Any leftover snow ending 4-8 AM. Clouds breaking for some sun. A bit milder. High temperatures in the mid to upper 30s.

Saturday: A period of snow. Some accumulation is possible. High temperatures in the mid to upper 30s.
Sunday: Wall to wall sunshine, seasonably cool. High temperatures in the upper 20s.

Monday: Mostly sunny, clouds increasing late. High temperature in the upper 20s to around 30 degrees. Snow showers possible at night.

Tuesday: Noticeably milder with a mix of sunshine and clouds. High temperatures in the lower 40s.

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