Snow Ends, Ice the Concern

Accumulating snow will come to an end early this afternoon with most towns picking up 3″-6″ as expected. Slightly higher amounts (7″ or 8″) are possible along the Massachusetts border and slightly lower amounts are expected at the shoreline (especially southeast).

The question from here is what happens through this evening and tomorrow morning. With light freezing drizzle expected tonight putting 0.1″ to 0.25″ on the trees and power lines and more freezing rain expected tomorrow there is the potential for a major ice storm. I still think we will see enough sleet to preclude a widespread and major tree and power line issue but there may be a sliver of the state that sees big problems tomorrow. This should be in better focus later this afternoon when we can look at all the midday computer guidance.

At this point the most likely locations for major ice include New Haven, Waterbury, Meriden, the Naugatuck Valley, Middletown, and Norwich. Areas from Hartford on north should see enough sleet to mitigate ice problems somewhat. Along the Massachusetts border an additional 2″-4″ of snow and sleet is likely before freezing rain moves in tomorrow.

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