Christmas Travel Forecast | NBC Connecticut

Christmas Travel Forecast

You could see some scattered flurries this weekend.



    Santa and his reindeer should enjoy the clear weather over the skies of the area.

    What a strange start to winter.

    Last night. moving thunderstorms raced through the state, bringing damaging winds and vivid lightning.

    On Thursday, temperatures are in the lower 50s and tonight will feature another fast moving rain storm.

    As we move into the upcoming holiday weekend, the weather chills out a bit with colder temperatures and some scattered flurries.

    For travelers, roads around the state and region should be mostly dry and clear with a few minor exceptions.

    Overnight, an area of rain will race through. The precipitation will end with a bit of wet snow during the morning commute on Friday, bringing a coating to 2 inches possible in the hills of northern Connecticut.

    Wet roads with a few isolated slick spots can’t be totally ruled out. Sections of Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire will likely pick up slightly more snow, on the order of 2 inches to 4 inches, which means more difficult travel in these areas on Friday, through midday.

    Most of Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be fair, cool, and dry across New England and the tri-state area.

    Some scattered flurries or periods of very light snow might develop east of Connecticut, toward Boston on Saturday. A large coastal storm will miss us to the south and east on Sunday and Monday.

    It’s that time of year when it’s imperative to keep informed of the latest forecast before you hit the highways, parkways, and interstates, so keep checking or our latest forecasts.