CONNECTICUT — The snow isn’t over quite yet in Connecticut. After some starts and stops, it appears the entire state will see accumulating snow tonight and early Tuesday. Snow has been falling off and on in parts of Connecticut since noon, while some areas along the coast are still dealing with rain.
The National Weather Service remains very optimistic that we’ll all see accumulating snow later today. In an update, the weather service is predicting 2 to 4 inches of snow even at the coast, and 4 to 6 inches of snow for the rest of the state, except for Litchfield County, which could see up to eight inches of additional snow accumulation.
But based on what we saw Sunday and Monday morning, do we really think we’ll see that much more snow today across Connecticut?
Connecticut’s local meteorologists are predicting significantly less accumulation for the remainder of today and tonight. They are all forecasting anywhere from an additional inch to a maximum of four inches of snow.
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Here are the updated advisories and warnings as of 3:30 p.m. Monday via the National Weather Service:
New Haven, Middlesex, and New London Counties: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday. Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
There is a 30 percent chance of snow this afternoon and that increases to 50 percent by 7 p.m. and spikes to 80 percent from 1 a.m. until 3 a.m. The chance for snow drops to 23 percent by 7 a.m. Temps drop below the freezing mark by 7 p.m. Most of the accumulating snow is forecast between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m.
Fairfield County coast: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday. “Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.”
There is a 70 percent chance of snow by 7 p.m. and that continues until midnight. The odds drop to around 15 percent by 4 a.m. The temps dip to the freezing mark around 10 p.m. The accumulating snow is forecast for after 7 p.m. and up until 2 a.m.
Fairfield County inland: A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday. “Moderate to heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph…Snowfall rates over an inch per hour likely late this afternoon with heavier bands.”
From 5 p.m. until 3 a.m. there is an 80 percent chance of snow here. By 4 a.m. the chances for snow decline to 12 percent. Temps are below the freezing mark and most of the snow accumulation is expected between 4 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Hartford, Tolland and Windam County: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday. “Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches.”
By 4 p.m. there is a 58 percent chance of snow and that increases to 70 percent by 8 p.m. and continues until 4 a.m. Odds for snow drop to 35 percent by 7 a.m. Temps fall to the freezing mark by 7 p.m. Most of the snow is expected to accumulate 4 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Litchfield County: A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday. “Snow. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 6 to 12 inches and ice accumulations of up to a quarter of an inch.”
There is a 90 percent chance of snow from 4 p.m. until 1 a.m. By 4 a.m. the snow chance drops to just 20 percent. Most of the accumulating snow is from now until 1 a.m.
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