February 1-2 Snowfall Forecast

Light snow will develop late Sunday night and become steadier and heavier after midnight across the area. Snow, heavy at times Monday morning will mix with sleet across the southern half of Connecticut. Sleet may even make it up to about I-84 from Hartford to Union, with mainly snow along and northwest of that corridor. Sleet should cut down on snowfall accumulations across southern and southeastern Connecticut. There could be a period of freezing rain near the I-95 corridor, but even the shoreline will probably stay near or below freezing.

Precipitation tapers off by Monday afternoon and evening, perhaps changing back to snow for a time in those areas that see mixed precipitation.

Generally 8 to 12 inches of snow and sleet can be expected northwest of a Danbury-Meriden-Willimantic line, with 4 to 8 inches southeast of there. A solid 1 to 2 inches of sleet (ice pellets) could fall near or just away from the immediate shoreline. A glaze of ice (freezing rain) is possible on the coast, but any icing should be rather localized.

Here is another graphic to differentiate the precipitation types. The dark maroon indicates a lot of sleet and some areas on the southeastern fringe of that shading could see some ice accretion from freezing rain as well:

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Quincy is a meteorologist and storm chaser who travels around the country documenting and researching severe weather. He has on-air experience with stations such as WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. He was most recently a digital meteorologist for weather.com. After achieving his B.S. degree in Meteorology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in 2009, he returned as a University Assistant to help produce weather broadcasts. He also gave guest lectures and worked on website design. He has over nine years of professional weather forecasting experience and his forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in multiple states.

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