As of this afternoon there is a new model to look at. The storm has moved into the realm of the RUC (Rapid Update Cycle). That’s a short term mdel run every hour. It is in agreement with the NAM and GFS which both seem a little warmer than last night.
What this means is a shift of the rain/snow line a little farther north. Not much, but at this stage of the game even 10 miles is a big deal. A combination of rain and snow usually means we only deal with the rain.
For most locations this storm will be a minor inconvenience. Accumulations should be slushy if there’s any snow to accumulate at all. I won’t be surprise to see Hartford, Middletown, and Storrs with no need for plows. On the shoreline you’re off-the-hook.
It’s still cold and wet enough for significant snow in the hills and some other areas close to the Massachusetts border. I’ll be looking for pretty pictures from friends in Warren and Kent.