Winter's Last Hurrah? Snow in the Forecast This Week

A nor'easter is heading up the coast and is expected to bring some snow Tuesday into Wednesday, but the jury is still out on exactly how much.

A plow truck at work in Newtown, Conn. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
A plow truck at work in Newtown, Conn. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
Spring has officially arrived, but it appears winter isn't quite ready to say goodbye.

After a gem of a day on Saturday, temperatures have sunk back toward freezing and meteorologists are tracking a nor'easter that's expected to pack a punch. The storm's projected trajectory has been in flux all weekend, yet the latest models show it brushing the Connecticut coast and heading straight toward southeastern Massachusetts.

According to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the National Weather Service, "There is the potential for a significant coastal storm late Tuesday through Wednesday morning."

"While confidence remains high that the storm will develop ... there is still some uncertainty as to the track and strength ... at this time ... there is potential for at least six inches of snow."

The NWS Outlook was issued at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 23, for southern Connecticut. A check of the NWS forecast for towns in northern Connecticut shows a chance of snow Tuesday into Wednesday.

On Sunday evening, SWCT Weather Tweeted that the "chances of a miss with the upcoming storm are greatly increasing based on latest model data."

In a blog post the night before outlining the three possible outcomes of the storm, SWCT Weather wrote:

"There are just so many factors at play here, especially with a low pressure center deepening this quickly, that each new run of the weather models and each new release of a weather balloon could be crucial to the upcoming forecast."

"It still looks like some light snow could move into the region Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, but my current forecast is for anywhere from 1-3 inches of snow," SWCT Weather wrote in an updated blog Sunday night. "No major impacts are expected, though scattered school delays Wednesday morning are possible depending on exact timing of the snow."

Have you had enough of winter, or would you welcome one last storm?

reilly40 March 24, 2014 at 09:14 AM
you must be kidding! stop, no more, cease and desist, no mas, go away,enough already!!!!


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