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First the Cold, Then the Snow

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    NEWSLETTERS

    (Published Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016)

    The forecast looks like winter over the next 10 days.

    Temperatures will only reach the middle 30s Friday, and it will be windy with a few flurries.

    Saturday looks cold – more than 10 degrees below average – as high temperatures won't even crack freezing. The breeze will make it feel even colder.

    A storm approaches later Sunday, so intermittent or light snow is increasingly possible later in the day.

    Temperatures will only rise into the middle 30s ahead of Sunday's snow.

    The snow will likely change to a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain Sunday night and early Monday.

    There still remains uncertainty as to the exact track and timing of the storm.

    If the storm tracks south of Connecticut, it will remain mostly snow. The other question that remains to be answered is when the precipitation ends. It's likely sometime on Monday, but the spread in possibilities is quite large.

    Whatever happens with the track, a few inches of snow are possible since cold air will be in place initially.

    A slight warming trend will be observed Tuesday, when temperatures will rebound into the middle 30s. But it won't last.

    Even colder air (than this weekend) arrives Wednesday, and lasts through the end of the week. Most areas in Connecticut will remain below freezing starting Wednesday and lasting through at least Saturday.

    That's a great opportunity for ski areas in Connecticut to make snow and open the third weekend of December.


     

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