First Snow of the Season in Connecticut

Residents across many parts of Connecticut are waking up to anywhere from a coating to 2 inches of snow this morning after a weak weather disturbance produced the first snow of the season.

Temperatures will struggle to break 40 degrees on Friday as a cold front brings the first widespread outbreak of winter weather to the United States.

Light rain developed in some areas of the state on Thursday night and turned to snow overnight, first in the hills and last in the valley areas and along the shoreline.

First Snow Photos of Season

Some spots, including the northwest hills, began seeing steady snow on Thursday evening and a snow emergency in the town of Winchester took effect at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

A light coating of about an inch of snow was expected along the coast and in Hartford, Middletown and Meriden, with up to 2 inches of snow in the northwest and northeast hills and some suburban towns in the area like the Farmington Valley and Manchester.

Snow has tapered off, but there are some slick patches and there have been several crashes this morning, including a mutlicar crash on Route 8 South in Naugatuck. That scene has since cleared.

The remainder of Friday and the weekend will likely have fair weather and temperatures that are very cold for November.

November snow is not unusual. Storms dropping an inch or more of snow have happened in the Hartford area for 56 of the last 108 years.

Over the weekend, most of us will see maximum temperatures a degree or two either side of 40. Our “normal” high is around 53 for this time of November. Another storm could be rolling in Sunday night into Monday

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