Wednesday Afternoon Weather: Snowstorm Is Coming, 6-10 Inches For Much Of The State

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Wednesday will be another cold and clear day, but Thursday will bring more snow to winter-weary Connecticut.

Snow will begin late tonight or early Thursday morning and continue for most of Thursday. Accumulation will range between about 3 inches in southeastern Connecticut to up to a foot in the northwest hills.

As warmer air punches into the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere, snow will change over to sleet and then rain. That transition will happen from southeast to northwest with the lowest to highest snowfall accumulations respectively. Winds will gust up to 35 mph inland and 45 mph for the shoreline. Some poor drainage flooding is possible too with snow and ice covering gutters and storm drains. The rain and sleet will change back to snow as the storm moves out early Friday morning.

Right now we’re forecasting 6 and 10 inches of snow for the I-84 corridor north and west with up to a foot in the northwest hills. Between 3 and 6 inches of snow is forecast south of that area with more mixing with rain. The rain/snow line is key to accumulations here. A little change in track can mean a big difference. Watch the forecast carefully over the next 24 hours and stay tuned to FOX CT for the latest.

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