Let’s go over the timeline for this event:
- The radar will start to fill in during the afternoon with a very cold rain expected. Temperatures will only be in the 30s and with a gusty wind too. The winds will make it feel like the 20s at times.
- It will be very raw and nasty out all afternoon. The afternoon features moderate to heavy cold rain at times along the shoreline and rain/sleet and even some snow mix in interior CT, especially higher elevations.
- Minor sleet/snow accumulation is expected on grassy and secondary surfaces. Roads will not be impacted during the afternoon.
- During the evening the rain will get heavier.
- We’re expecting a slow PM commute with heavy rain and sleet.
- We’re not expecting widespread road issues though. But still not a bad idea to plan on giving yourself extra time if you have somewhere to be.
- The cold rain and sleet with snow mixed in will continue during the overnight hours Friday into Saturday morning.
- Winds will be gusting to 45 MPH at times.
- If you’re traveling overnight, there may be a couple spots that are slippery in interior Connecticut but if you live along the shoreline, we’re not expecting widespread travel issues.
- The rain/sleet/snow mix departs by midday on Saturday.
- A very long duration storm with over 24 hours of precipitation.
- When all is said and done. Many locations will see 1″-2″ of rain with minor sleet accumulation on grassy surfaces. This will be very beneficial for the rain deficit.
- Areas highlighted in the orange coloring below will likely see sleet accumulation on secondary and grassy surfaces up to 3 inches.
- If you live in higher elevation towns in far northern CT, there may be a light snow accumulation on the grass as well.
- Tides will also run higher tonight due to a persistent wind. Check out the map below
Thanks for reading!