Another big storm headed this way

expect-wind-tonightAnother big storm is headed this way this weekend — but for now it is
expected to be mostly rain along the coast and a mix of snow, sleet
and freezing rain inland, according to a National Weather Service
hazardous weather outlook.

With the potential for one to two inches of rain, coupled with melting
snow from the recent blizzard, the storm could lead to flooding if it
rains more than snows. Winds during the storm, which is expected to
last from Saturday to Sunday, could be 31 to 39 mph with gust of 46 to
57 mph, according to some forecasts.

“There is still quite a bit of uncertainty for this event though and
variations in the track and magnitude as well as timing will lead to
changes in precipitation amounts and type,” according to the weather

The weather service adds that the more inland areas of Connecticut
could get “significant snowfall accumulations.”

While Thursday is going to be another cold, windy day, it is expected
to warm up before the storm arrives this weekend. Thursday’s high is
expected to be 33 with winds up to 28 mph.

Friday’s forecasted high is 36 with light winds. Friday night,
however, it is expected to get down to around 32 with a little rain
and snow.

More rain and snow is expected Saturday morning as the high gets to 39
and winds pick up a bit. As of Thursday morning, forecasts were
calling for a quarter to a half inch of rain here on Saturday night.
The low is expected to be 33 that night with another half to
three-quarters of an inch of rain.

On Sunday, there is a chance of more rain and snow before 9 a.m., then
all rain as the storm moves out of the region. Sunday’s high is
expected to be around 42.

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