Good Tuesday All!
The rest of this week is going to be very wintry from beginning to end.
Temperatures have dropped below freezing overnight. And with lots of moisture in the air, dew points are at 100%, that means we'll have to watch out for icy patches and black ice on any surfaces that haven't been treated with salt or sand. Please be careful.
Snow will develop this morning, perhaps right at the tail end of the morning commute. Snow should end during the evening commute. This will be a quick hitting snow event as a disturbance aloft swiftly passes through the Northeast. Connecticut will be on the northern fringe of the steadier snow. We are forecasting 2" to 4" of snow with locally higher amounts possible. This will be the first statewide snow cover of the season and it is coming 2 weeks before Christmas Eve.
As this system moves away, cold air will settle in for the rest of the week. In fact, temperatures will likely remain at or below freezing Wednesday through Friday! That means the snow cover will be preserved. Thursday will be the coldest day with highs only in the mid 20s. At night, the mercury will dip into the single digits and teens with the coldest readings likely occurring Wednesday night and Thursday night. At least we'll enjoy fair weather conditions for the middle and end of the week.
Another storm system will take aim and Connecticut this weekend. It is way too early to give any details, but right now it looks like we'll have to deal with a wintry mix from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. We'll get more specific as the week progresses. As that storm pulls away, another shot of cold air will come pouring into the state early next week on gusty northwesterly winds.
Have a terrific day and be careful out there this morning and later today!
Meteorologist Scot Haney