Brace yourselves, here’s the latest from our Meteorologist Kevin Arnone.
Lets get right down to business and skip all theweather model talk.
Snow will begin 2-4 a.m. Thursday morning. Flurries possible as early as midnight. By the time most of us wake up 7-9 a.m. expect 2-4 inches on the ground.
As the storm center approaches closer during the afternoon on Thursday warmer air will come with it.
The SE corner of the State and possibly parts of the immediate shoreline will turn over to a mix; this is because the winds will be coming off the Atlantic Ocean and warm up the surface.
The exact timing of this is still up in the air but a rough estimate will be between 12-5 p.m. By the time the switch over occurs most of the state will have 3-6 inches on the ground exception being SE CT, 2-4 for you guys.
The rain/snow line will try and push NW during the afternoon, but (AS OF NOW) I believe the cold air will win out for the rest of the state and stay as an all snow event.
I am expecting a break in the action from 5-8 p.m., very light precip or nothing at all in some locations. Even though some of us may switch over to a mix briefly, a second burst of snow 8-10 p.m. we are all back to snow again for the remainder of the storm.
An additional 3-6 inches will fall in this second burst for inland areas. Shore and SE CT will be towards the lower end of that!
Snow will continue through the night and end 4-7 a.m. Friday morning.
The chance of flurries and blowing snow will continue through Friday morning. I expect schools to be closed both Thursday and Friday!
I also want to point out that this is a prettypowerful storm; winds gusts will be between 35-45 MPH. Also add on the fact that the snow will be very heavy. It could be a recipe for many power outages.