The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection wants local residents to know that a new winter storm is coming. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings for the entire state, beginning at midnight tonight. Here is the forecast they shared:
TONIGHT: Light snow developing from south to north between 2:00 – 4:00 AM. The snow is forecast to become moderate between 3:00 – 5:00 AM. Low temperatures are forecast to be near 30 F with north winds gusting to 25 MPH inland and 35 MPH along the coast at times by daybreak.
TUESDAY MORNING: Moderate snow is expected in Western CT, moderate to occasionally heavy snow is expected in Central CT and heavy snow is expected in Eastern CT during the morning rush hour. The impact on the morning rush hour is expected to range from minor in western CT, moderate in central CT and moderate to major in eastern CT. Roads in eastern CT are likely to have several inches of snow cover. Roads in the Hartford / New Haven areas will likely have a snow cover and slush combination. Roads in western CT are forecast to have a lighter coating snow and slush. The snow is forecast to continue thru the morning (lighter in Western CT and heavier in Eastern CT). Temperatures are forecast to rise into the low 30’s with North winds gusting to 35 MPH inland and 45 MPH along the coast at times.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON: The snow intensity is forecast to lighten up by early afternoon and end from southwest to northeast between 3:00 – 7:00 PM. The impact on the afternoon rush hour is expected to range from minor in western and central CT to moderate in eastern CT. Roads in eastern CT are likely to have several inches of remaining snow on the shoulders, ramps and secondary roads. Roads in the Hartford / New Haven areas will likely have been plowed and have a few inches of a snow and slush combination. Roads in western CT are forecast to have been plowed and have a light coating of snow and slush on the shoulders and ramps.