Large Nor’easter to Impact Hartford CC Saturday Night and Sunday Followed by Flash Freeze Sunday Night
Winter Storm Warning Issued for Litchfield County, Watches Issued by NWS for Rest of State
The GFS and NAM models are in fair to good agreement that a large northeaster will impact all of New England Saturday night and Sunday followed by an arctic cold outbreak Sunday night lasting into the middle of next week. Some differences still exist between the models and any change in the storm track could still significantly change snowfall amounts. The following forecast is based on a blend of the GFS and NAM models:
Saturday Evening: Snow is forecast to spread into the state from southwest to northeast between 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Towns should expect snow to become heavy at times by midnight. Temperatures are forecast to hold in the 20’s.
Saturday Night: Moderate to heavy snow is forecast to change over to a mix from south to north overnight. A mix line is expected to reach the coast by 1:00 AM and then move north to the Hartford area by 4:00 AM. Total accumulations before the change to sleet and freezing rain are forecast to range from 2″ – 4″ near the coast, 6″ – 10″ in the Hartford area, up to 10″ – 14″ in the NW hills. A moderate to major impact on overnight driving is expected in northern and central CT and a moderate impact is expected along the coast with several inches of snow cover on most roads.
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