On WXEdge, Gil Simmons said the storm will begin Wednesday morning as rain mixed with a little snow then changing to wet snow around 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. He said he expects snow during the afternoon and evening across most of the state with some mixing in southeastern CT.
Simmons said temperatures would be at freezing around 32-34 degrees with the wet snow.
He said the storm should be “done and moving out by 4-5 a.m. Thanksgiving morning” — well before the step off of the Rotary Club’s Thanksgiving Day 5K — Then everyone can expect cold and dry weather with increasing sunshine on Turkey Day.
The National Weather Service is predicting snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches, stating, like Simmons, that a mix of rain and snow Wednesday morning will change to all snow by late Wednesday. But, the NWS goes on to say that, “The snow will continue into early Thursday morning before tapering off to snow showers.”
But what will it really mean for the road race and the Amity Football game? Probably that everyone should dress appropriately for the worst case scenario and whatever you do, drive carefully.
The latest from Meteorologist Kevin Arnone:
Cold returns for the work week. Watching two different systems for this week.
One a coastal storm that the models have been trending towards a significant event for Late Wednesday night into the evening on Thursday.
The other is a clipper system for Friday night into Saturday afternoon that comes from Canada.
I will have more info on these storms over the next 24-48 hours
The Orange Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, January 5.
Because it is after 10 p.m. the Power Announcement will not go out until tomorrow morning.
All other announcement venues are being used tonight for parents’ and staff’s convenience.
Amity also sent out a notice that the Amity Schools are closed.
Bethany schools closed too.
So, I guess Kevin Arnone was dead-on. He predicted there wouldn’t be any school on Wednesday.
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Police ask that everyone stay off the roads if possible and be aware of weak tree limbs and sparking wires.