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Friday, February 14, 2014

Don't Look Now....Another Storm's A Brewin'

While we try to catch our breath from the last storm, another one is already gearing up for Saturday.   Once again, this storm will rapidly drop in pressure undergoing “bombogenesis”. It’s not often I get to use that word twice in one month (let alone a couple of days). Connecticut is going to be on the western periphery of this one. But the latest model trend has been to bring the storm closer to Connecticut which means more accumulation.  If that trend continues, we may need to bump up accumulations even more. 

This is a very tough forecast with extreme disagreement among the various computer models we look at.  That’s typical 3 days in advance. But 24 hours in advance and I start to get a little worried. But I digress…here’s my best stab at a forecast. Light snow will develop, mainly in the afternoon.  Snow will become a bit heavier at night before ending around midnight. 1”-4” of accumulation is possible with higher amounts up to 6” or more in southeastern Connecticut.

Tonight: Increasing clouds. Low: 20s.

Tomorrow: Light snow developing, mainly in the afternoon. Snow picking up in intensity at night. High temperatures in the lower to middle 30s. Snow ends around midnight.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, 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: Snow showers ending early in the morning. Noticeably milder with a mix of sunshine and clouds. High temperatures in the lower 40s.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, milder. High temperatures in the lower 40s.

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