A few flurries are possible tonight before the main event. Snow will start off light predawn Thursday, picking up in intensity as the morning progresses. 1”-2” per hour snowfall rates are possible at times.
Then as the storm gets closer, a southeasterly wind will pull in some milder air. Snow will mix in and change over to sleet, freezing rain and rain from southeast to northwest. While some shoreline areas could see mixing in the morning, most towns will hold off until the afternoon.
A lull in the action is expected late day through early evening with just a light wintry mix.
Then as cooler air comes in on the backside of the storm, precipitation changes back over to heavy snow. Some of the models show blizzard conditions for a few hours after midnight Friday.
Snow comes to an end as temperatures tank heading into Friday morning. This means the morning commute will still be icy/snowy.
The rest of the day looks dry with clouds breaking for some sunshine.
Accumulations: 3”-6” for southeastern Connecticut, 6”-10” of snow for most of the state with higher amounts in the northwest hills. Remember, this snow comes in two rounds (with a messy mix in between).
Timing: 4-8am Thursday to 4-8 am Friday.
Wind: Gusts increasing up to 35 mph inland, 45 mph for the shoreline, peaking in the afternoon Thursday through Friday morning.
Rest of the week.
Tonight: Few flurries. Steady snow arriving 4-8 am. Low: 15-20
Tomorrow: Snow developing early, mixing/changing over to ice and rain from southeast to northwest during the afternoon. Becoming windy. A change back to snow at night into early Friday. High: Low to mid 30s
Friday: Any leftover snow ending 4-8 AM. A rough morning commute for many. Clouds breaking for some sun. A bit milder. High temperatures in the mid to upper 30s.
Saturday: Chance for a morning snow shower, partly cloudy, cooler. High temperatures in the lower 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.