Connecticut and New York Could See a Big Snowstorm This Week
If you've been surfing around the internet over the last day or two, then there's a good chance you have come across some people posting about the possibility of a Major Winter Storm headed our way later this week. Well here's what we know right now.
Computer models are projecting a storm rolling through our area this coming weekend, but before you run out for bread and milk, just remember these systems can change with just hours notice, so it's too early to panic.
Snow and snow showers are in the official long-range forecast, however, the exact track the low will take as it rolls towards the East Coast will determine whether or not we get a light snow event or get dumped on.
So what is the predicted timeline for this system? It looks like snow could begin in our area sometime on Saturday and continue into Sunday with up to a foot of snow possible. According to weather.com, here's how this storm is shaping up:
Thursday - The storm, which will move into the west coast late Wednesday with wind and rain, will then spread snow into the Rockies by early Thursday.
Friday - Snow will continue over the Rockies, but as the system rolls east, parts of the plains and midwest may also begin to see increasing snow and wind, though exactly where is still uncertain.
Saturday and Sunday - Finally, the area of low pressure will track toward the east coast, bringing with it the potential for widespread accumulating snow over the Connecticut and New York area. Again, keep in mind that it may be too early to know exactly what areas may see significant amounts of snow, but most models agree that there will be some type of snow event for us sometime this weekend.
Regardless of how much snow we get, looks like we're in for some of the coldest air of the season arriving after the storm, with lows in the single digits and teens. Stay tuned.