4PM: Much Heavier Snowfall Expected

A band of heavy snow has stalled, leading to higher than forecast snowfall.

4 p.m.
Anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of snow, on average, has already fallen across most of the state. Somewhat lower totals have been reported across New London County. A band of heavy snow has stalled over a large chunk of the state, causing 1/2 to 1 inch per hour snowfall rates.

Into the evening:
Moderate to heavy snow will continue for most areas. This means that snowfall will likely total 3 to 6 inches for most of Connecticut, although totals of 7, 8 or even 8+ inches will be possible. The maximum amounts appear to be along I-84 and I-691, with those areas likely to see the highest snowfall totals. 
As temperatures fall to near or below freezing, roads will become more slick and if snow has not started to stick on the pavement in your area, expect that it most likely will this evening. Combine icy roads with low visibility and strong winds and it will be a rough night on the roads. The strong winds have already led to some and may cause additional power outages.

What happened?
The quick explanation is that a band of heavy snow set up across western Connecticut and helped temperatures fall through the 30’s. As the band stalled, snow began to pile up and it came down at a heavy enough intensity to accumulate. Now that the daytime heating is over, temperatures are falling and with the band still stuck over the area, moderate to heavy snow will continue for several hours.

Track the storm with live radar 

Stay tuned to WXedge.com for updates every 1 to 2 hours throughout the storm.

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