NWS: Several inches of snow ‘likely’ this weekend
Updated 11:02 am, Friday, March 17, 2017
As if we don’t have enough snow already.
The National Weather Service forecasts snow to begin Saturday afternoon, continuing into the night and ending Sunday morning.
When it all ends between 2 to 4 inches of snow is likely.
The NWS says in its forecast discussion that some models “suggest some potential for 6 inches or more of snow, mainly along the coast.”
It will have a better idea of the potential for heavier snow later Friday.
Most of the snow will be falling Saturday night.
The NWS has three “experimental snowfall graphics” that puts the “most likely” snowfall map at 4 inches, the “potential for this month” one at 8 inches and the “expect at least this much” at zero.
Saturday’s snow comes after the the biggest snowfall of the winter on Tuesday with up to 20.4 inches falling in New Milford and 16 inches in Monroe and Oxford. Along the coast, cities like Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford and Greenwich got between 7 and 10 inches.
For those who are sick of winter, take heart that spring arrives at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
Here’s the forecast.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. West wind 6 to 13 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 25. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday: Light snow, mainly after 2pm. High near 38. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Light northeast wind becoming east 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night: Snow. Low around 29. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Northeast wind around 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Sunday: Snow likely, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. North wind 13 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 40.