Under sunny skies expect highs to range between 5 and 35 for today, with a few scattered 35-40 readings in southern Connecticut possible.
Let’s get to the mess in the cards for tomorrow now.
This will start as snow for the vast majority of New England. Southern New England and many in southern portions of Northern New England will eventually change over, while the far north including much of Maine will stay snow throughout. Here are my current expectations, but for many, this will get compacted due to sleet that will mix for most locations and in far southern New England this may melt very fast with rain getting involved.
Most of the snow will be a quick thump of heavy snow, but in a large part of the region, not so fast… there’s more p-type to deal with.
This is a concern in the <1″, 1-3″, 3-6″+ and southern parts of the 5-10″ zone. Sleet will arrive through the morning (averaged mid-morning) leading to some compacting of the snow on the ground.
This is a concern for parts of Southern New England (mainly western portions). Some spots may see up to 0.25″ ice which could become an issue for tree limbs and power lines. HOWEVER, *any* amount of freezing rain will make roads extremely dangerous. Here is my current freezing rain forecast:
Expect far southern New England to be primarily plain rain with perhaps a wintery element at the start.
Tomorrow morning’s commute will be a total mess and potentially dangerous, with a quick thump of heavy snow possible (and at least fast accumulations likely) along with sleet and freezing rain.
Another update this evening. Enjoy your Monday!