Snow began falling across parts of Connecticut on Tuesday morning in advance of a system that could drop 2 to 3 inches of snow in some spots.
Early Warning Weather meteorologist Scot Haney said light snow will break out across the state by mid-morning as the area of low pressure moves into the mid-Atlantic.
The shoreline might be just warm enough to start off as a rain/snow mix or possibly even just plain rain, Haney said.
As the coastal storm moves further east and passes Connecticut, it will start to intensify. This intensification may warrant a change to all snow even at the coastline as colder air starts to filter in on the backside of the storm.
This increase of intensity may allow a period of moderate snow to move over southern sections of the state, Haney said.
Inland sections of southern Connecticut will get the highest accumulations with totals ranging up to 3 inches, and there may even be an isolated place of 4 inches, especially in parts of northern Fairfield County.
As you drive closer to the shore, accumulations will lessen due to rain mixing in at times. As you go north of central Connecticut, accumulations will also be less as you travel further away from the storm.
As for high temperatures, Haney said, they will be happening right as the snow starts to fall. Highs will reach into the mid to upper 30s inland and reach around 40 at the shore. By early afternoon, temperatures will be falling, so the morning will be the warmest part of the day.
Tuesday night the storm will finally pull away from the area and the snow will taper off west to east, with the last accumulating snows leaving eastern Connecticut around midnight.
Some renegade flakes will linger through the night, Haney said, and the clouds will also start decreasing after midnight from west to east.
Lows will be on the cold side with mid-20s inland and upper 20s and lower 30s at the shoreline.
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