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Winter Storm Warning Remains in Effect Until 4 a.m. EST Thursday; Snow Accumulations of 10-16 Inches Expected

Report by Paula Antolini
March 7, 2018 9:28PM EDT

 

Winter Storm Warning Remains in Effect Until 4 a.m. EST Thursday; Snow Accumulations of 10-16 Inches Expected

The National Weather Service forecasts snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour expected into this evening, until 4am EST. Heavy snow, for Northern Fairfield and Northern New Haven Counties.  Total snow accumulations of 10 to 16 inches are expected.

Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.

Bands of heavy snow will continue late this evening before tapering off in coverage and intensity. Any heavier snow will fall at the rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour locally, with
visibility less than one quarter mile. Near blizzard conditions are possible as winds gust to 30 to 35 mph, with considerable blowing and drifting of snow. Nonessential travel is discouraged. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Be prepared for additional power outages and closed roads due to heavy snow weighing down trees or limbs.

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

Tonight
Snow, mainly before 1am. Low around 25. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. West wind 8 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind 6 to 8 mph.
Friday
A chance of snow showers before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. West wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind around 9 mph.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 39.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 25.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Monday
A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 39.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

 

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