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Snow on tap for the first day of spring

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Some showers and an approaching cold front set the stage for a potential nor'easter on Sunday.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said the first day of spring will likely be a snowy one.

Scattered showers will dissipate on Friday evening and lead to a chilly Saturday.

"Temperatures will rise no higher than the 40s tomorrow. A brisk northwesterly breeze will keep wind chills in the 20s and 30s most of the day," DePrest said.

Spring then arrives just after midnight on Sunday and temperatures will dip to between 15 and 25 degrees, which means it won't feel like spring at all.

Then, a developing storm system will be moving up the coast that will bring snow for the second half of the weekend.

DePrest said snow should start during the afternoon and temperatures will only reach the 30s before the clouds thicken and the snow arrives.

"The amount of snow we’ll ultimately see in Connecticut is still very much in question," DePrest said.

Two computer guidance models have the state on the western fringe of the storm with a track well to the east of Cape Cod.

However, the European Model has the storm tracking closer to the coast, which would have a much greater impact on southern New England.

"For now, we are forecasting 2 to as much as 5” of snow for Eastern Connecticut and a coating-2” of snow for western portions of the state," DePrest said, adding that these totals could change dramatically either way depending on the track of the storm.

"There could be an impact on the Monday morning commute depending on the storm track and therefore the amount of snow that falls Sunday night," DePrest said.

To read his complete technical discussion, click here.

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