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Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring Warmth & A Typical Spring Storm

Spring and winter collide in the forecast this week.  Spring weather is on deck first with temperatures approaching 50 degrees on Tuesday. This is a perfect temperature for slow melting of the snowpack without the threat of flooding. Then winter will come crashing back in as our next storm approaches.  Right now it looks like mainly rain with the storm taking a track right over Connecticut.

Wednesday morning will start off dry for the commute. Rain will develop during the day (perhaps a brief wintry mix in spots). Then as the storm pulls away overnight Wednesday, rain will change over to a brief period of snow heading into Thursday morning. A small accumulation is possible with a coating to an inch or two (maybe a bit more in the northwest Litchfield County). While I don’t anticipate any school cancelations on Wednesday, school delays are certainly possible on Thursday. If the storm tracks farther southeast, rain will change over to snow faster. But right now I feel moderate-high confidence in the forecast remaining as is.

Thursday is cold and windy! Snow showers will end late morning. But the rest of day will still feel very much like winter with temperatures in the 20s and wind chills in the single digits for most of the day.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy. Low: 30s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, milder. Lots of melting. High temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Northwest wind 5 to 15 miles an hour.

Wednesday: Dry start to the morning. Rain developing (may start off as a brief light wintry mix in spots). High temperature around 40 degrees.

Thursday:  Snow showers lingering into the early morning. Slick/icy spots for the morning commute. Some slow clearing. Windy. High temperatures in the middle 20s.

Friday: Mostly sunny, not as cold. High temperatures in the middle to upper 30s. Increasing clouds at night with the chance for flurries.

Saturday: Early morning flurries give way to a mix of sun and clouds. Milder, high temperatures in the middle to upper 40s.
Best chance for 6"+ in Central/Northern New England

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