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Monday, December 8, 2014

Nor'easter: Rain & Wind

A big ol’ rainstorm is on the way.  But before temperatures climb above freezing, a light icy mix is likely tonight with freezing drizzle along with a few snow flakes. A light icy glaze is possible into early tomorrow morning (mainly before 8 am).  While most treated roads should be fine, I’m more concerned with untreated back decks and sidewalks.

After 8 am temperatures should be above freezing just about everywhere (except for maybe a few spots in the Litchfield hills).  Rain will come down heavy at times, tapering off a bit after the evening commute.  1.5-2.5” of rain is likely with a few locally higher amounts. A flood watch is in effect as rivers and streams climb.  Some poor drainage flooding is likely too.  Winds are the other big story howling with gusts to 40 mph inland, and gusts up to 50 mph for the shoreline. A few pockets of power outages are possible.

The storm will get stuck spinning nearby.  So while the heaviest rain is over by Tuesday night, clouds and scattered rain/snow showers will remain in the area through at least Wednesday…maybe even Thursday too!

Tonight: Light wintry mix. Temperatures slowly climbing. Low: 25-30.

Tomorrow: Slick roads for some spots inland before 8 am. Rain, heavy at times. Northeast wind 15-25 mph with gusts up to 45+ mph. High: mid 30s to around 40 degrees inland, lower to middle 40s for the  shoreline.

Wednesday: Cloudy with patchy fog and the chance for a few rain or snow showers.  High: upper 30s to low 40s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, chance for a stray rain or snow shower. But most of the state should stay dry. High: Upper 30s to around 40 degrees.

Friday: A mix of clouds and sun.  High: mid 30s to around 40 degrees.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: mid 30s to around 40 degrees.

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