First Alert: The Latest Update for Thursday's Storm - NBC Connecticut

First Alert: The Latest Update for Thursday's Storm

Snow and wind expected Thursday...

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    Early Morning Weather Forecast for January 2

    (Published Monday, Jan. 1, 2018)

    NBC Connecticut meteorologists are continuing to track a storm system for Thursday.

    The system will bring snow and wind to the state throughout the day on Thursday. There are still a few questions with regard to the track of the system.

    Here's what we know, a very powerful storm system will form and track towards the north.

    Current forecast models appear to bring 2-4 inches of snow to western Connecticut and anywhere from 4-8 inches of snow to central and eastern Connecticut.

    What we aren't so sure about is just how far west the storm system will track.

    Here's a look at two possible scenarios.

    MOST LIKELY SCENARIO - TRACK 1 

    This would keep the center of low pressure between 100 and 150 miles to the east of Cape Cod. Normally a storm this far out wouldn't have much of an impact here in Connecticut - but this storm system is expected to be very large and far-reaching.


    Our most likely scenario (track 1) would be a light snowfall accumulation to the state with strong northerly winds. Winds could gust to 40 or even 50 mph in parts of the state. 

    LESS LIKELY SCENARIO - TRACK 2

    The less likely scenario is more of a direct hit. This track would be a classic Nor'easter track for Connecticut and would bring major impacts to the state. 

    Most of our computer models are siding with track 1 but a few computer models are trending towards this more direct hit.

    This track would bring significant snowfall accumulations to the state with a very strong northerly wind.

    That's the latest information we have as of now on this system. We will continue to monitor the latest computer guidance and will update you as soon as we have more information.

    It does appear we will have impacts with snow and wind in both track 1 and track 2.

    Get the latest forecast anytime by clicking here.