A major winter storm will impact Connecticut through the day today. Heavy snow and strong winds will cause snow drifts and blowing snow. There is potential for scattered power outages. Near Blizzard Conditions at times will make driving conditions dangerous, especially along the shoreline. The storm will move out pretty quickly this evening and it will be followed by an extreme cold stretch that lasts through the weekend. The temperature will likely not get above 10° inland and 15° at the Shoreline from Friday morning through at least midday Sunday.
Already snowing across much of Connecticut. Here are the important bullet points for this storm:
- Heaviest snow falls now through 2PM with 1-2 inch per hour rates
- Low visibility certain late morning into the early afternoon
- Snow slowly tapers off 5PM-8PM
- Wind gusts this afternoon to 55 MPH
- Very cold air behind this storm
- Highs Friday and Saturday in the single digits and teens
- Overnight Saturday and Sunday morning below 0°F
- Wind chill values below 0°F Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. -15 F to -30 F both mornings
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