STORM WATCH: Up to 8 inches of snow possible for inland Fairfield County

News 12 Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Michele Powers says another coastal storm is underway and this time, it's just cold enough to see snow. 

News 12 Staff

Jan 6, 2024, 2:16 PM

Updated 159 days ago

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News 12 Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Michele Powers says another coastal storm is underway and this time, it's just cold enough to see snow. 
This will have an impact in inland areas starting Saturday night, with accumulations ranging from 1” at the coast, up to 4-8" for inland Fairfield County. Litchfield County can see 6-10". Higher totals in the higher elevations. 
A winter storm warning is in effect for northern Fairfield and northern New Haven counties until 6 p.m. Sunday.
A winter storm warning is in effect for Litchfield County until 7 p.m. Sunday.
A winter weather advisory was issued for southern Fairfield and southern New Haven counties. This is for the I-95 corridor. Starts as wet snow then goes over to sleet/rain, so totals will be lower.
There is also the possibility of widespread minor floodings along the Sound Shore.
A changeover from snow to sleet to rain happens around 10 p.m. through 2 a.m.
WINDS:
Winds will pick up Saturday evening and overnight. Gusts 35-40 mph closer to the coast.  Lighter winds 30 and under north.
WHAT'S NEXT:
Monday is dry, but watch for black ice during the AM commute. Temperatures will be in the 20s and below freezing for several hours. 
SUNDAY: Any mix will change back to wet snow.  Snow showers early in the day.  Breezy.  High near 37. *Watch for black ice at night as temps fall into the 20s
MONDAY: Mostly Sunny.  Very cold start.  Highs near 41
TUESDAY: Another storm brings rain.  Could be snow/mix to start in the afternoon. High near 50
WEDNESDAY: Early rain, breezy and dry.  High near 52
THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny.  High near 46
FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny. High near 45


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