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Winter Storm Warning Predicts 6-15 Inches of Snow Possible in CT, Tonight into Thursday

Report by Paula Antolini
March 6, 2018 8:47AM EDT

 

Winter Storm Warning Predicts 6-15 Inches of Snow Possible in CT, Tonight into Thursday

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE, National Weather Service New York NY, 6:13 AM EST Tue March 6, 2018:

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 10pm this evening to 4am EST Thursday, for New York City, Northeast New Jersey, The Lower Hudson Valley, Southwestern Connecticut, Middlesex, Nassau and northwestern Suffolk Counties.

Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 12 inches expected. Localized amounts up to 14 inches across Bergen and Northern Fairfield Counties are possible.

Snow will arrive from midnight tonight to 4 AM EST Thursday. The heaviest snow is expected in the afternoon when snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel will be very difficult to impossible, including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Travel will also be difficult during the morning commute. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Power outages due to heavy snow weighing down trees or their limbs will be possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS … A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.

 

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Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 43. Light and variable wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Snow likely, mainly after 4am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 29. East wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Wednesday
Snow. High near 35. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. East wind 9 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
Wednesday Night
Snow, mainly before 1am. Low around 31. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. North wind 11 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Thursday
A chance of snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 39.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.

 

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