Weekend Snowfall Forecast

Periods of light snow are likely through much of Saturday, although accumulations should be limited to an inch or two, at best, during the daylight hours.

Saturday night through Sunday morning, a few bursts of heavier snow are expected. A general 4 to 8 inch snowfall is projected across Connecticut. Totals should tend to be closer to 4 inches in western Connecticut and closer to 8 inches in the northeastern part of the state.

Along with the snow, increasing winds on Sunday will cause blowing and drifting, even once the snow tapers off later Sunday morning. Temperatures on Sunday will hold steady in the teens initially, but then tumble into the single digits during the afternoon. This will cause wind chill values to drop below zero degrees.

Two bands of locally heavier snowfall are wildcards in this forecast. The thinking is that one of these bands could impact Long Island, with a more prominent band of heavy snow across eastern Massachusetts, to the immediate northwest side of the surface low early Sunday. Due to uncertainty with the positioning and intensity of these bands, confidence in “higher-end” totals is relatively low. The southern band would be more of an inverted trough-type feature. Stay tuned for more information.

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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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