Forecasting weather is an inexact science. You probably didn’t need me to tell you that. Saturday looks a little different than it did 24 hours ago. No surprise.
I won’t be changing much in duration or precipitation type. However, it does look like more snow than originally anticipated.
Unless it’s a massive snowfall the exact amount of snow isn’t very important. All the slippery is in the first quarter inch! The plow guys will tell you water content/weight is more important than height.
The most likely onset for snow is late morning Saturday. Everyone starts with snow. On the shoreline (especially to the east) there will be some waffling between snow and rain before turning back to all snow. Inland Connecticut stays white start-to-finish.
Yesterday I wrote 1-2″. Today I’ll up that to 2-4″, less on the shoreline, an inch or two more from the casinos northward in Eastern Connecticut.
The snow will start light, but a heavier period is likely as the low pressure system driving the storm rapidly deepens toward evening. The snow should taper to flurries and snow showers by bedtime.
It’s a Nor’easter. We’ll have northeasterly winds through much of the day–nowhere as intense as our last storm.
If you’ve got Saturday travel plans, go early. You can beat the storm north and east or hit mainly rain going south.