A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for most of central and eastern Connecticut including Hartford, New Haven, Middlesex, New London, and Windham Counties where there is a chance for 6"+ of snow. We've talked about this storm for several days now, and it looks like it's going to be "game on" for a snowy day Thursday.
Our weather will be calm today and not as cold as recent days with highs 25-30. Then a storm Thursday will bring snow and gusty winds.
Timing: Before sunrise Thursday into Thursday night. Worst 8 am - 2 pm.
Precipitation Type: All snow.
Impacts: Snow, gusty winds (up to 45 mph), blowing snow, slippery travel, some school cancellations, isolated (perhaps scattered) power outages.
Snow Totals: Right now we're forecasting 3"-6" for western Connecticut, 6"-12" for eastern Connecticut. The storm will be a big one overall, with deep low pressure located a few hundred miles off the coast of Cape Cod by Thursday mid-day.
One thing for certain is that no matter the track of this storm: The arctic chill will be reinforced after the storm, creating very cold days in the weekend, with sub-zero temperatures at times.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, not as cold as recent days. High: 25-30.
TONIGHT: Clouds roll in, with snow developing during the early morning hours. Snowing across most/all of the state by daybreak. Lows: Teens.
THURSDAY: Windy with snow likely. Messy morning commute with snow gradually tapering off late afternoon-early evening. High: 20s
FRIDAY: Partly sunny, windy & bitterly cold. High: teens, wind chill 0-10 below.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, frigid. High: single digits, Near 10 shoreline.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny, not quite so cold. High: 10s.
MONDAY: Watching another storm, this one could bring a mix of snow/rain.