First Alert: Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Saturday - NBC Connecticut

First Alert: Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Saturday

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    Forecast for January 13

    (Published Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018)

    NBC Connecticut meteorologists are tracking several weather issues for Saturday morning including wintry weather.

    Temperatures will drop below freezing in the northwest corner first and the southeast corner last on Saturday morning. Any still water will start to freeze.

    After heavy rain and high temperatures on Friday night, flood warnings are in effect for Fairfield, New Haven and Windham counties, while flood watches are in effect in Hartford, Litchfield and Tolland Counties.

    In addition to flooding, a winter weather advisory has been issued between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday for Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Tolland and Windham counties.

    TIMING

    Rain will become scattered by Saturday morning with an increased threat for freezing drizzle in the northern Connecticut counties. 

    HAZARDS

    FLOODING: A combination of heavy rain and snow melt will cause minor flooding on small rivers and streams.

    Ice Jam Flooding: As the rivers rise and temperatures warm, ice will break apart. The ice can get "jammed" on river bends, bridges, and other obstructions and create flood issues both upstream and downstream when the jam breaks. There are a number of small rivers that are susceptible to this and the flooding can be dangerous. Minor ice jam flooding has been reported in areas across the state. This is unusual, but not unheard of, for Connecticut.

    Ice jam flooding in Brown Memorial Park in Norwich.
    Photo credit: NBC Connecticut

    FREEZING DRIZZLE: As temperatures fall Saturday morning there is a threat for a period of freezing drizzle which could make surfaces very icy. 

    FLASH FREEZE: A rapid temperature drop will occur Saturday morning which will turn any standing water to ice. 

    Flooding Reported in Parts of Southeastern ConnecticutFlooding Reported in Parts of Southeastern Connecticut

    The rain, melting snow and ice jams are causing rivers to overflow.

    (Published Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018)

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