FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY
FORECAST CONFIDENCE –INCREASING from 50-80+ PERCENT, Blizzard Watches for most of southern CT and Suffolk County, NY; Winter Storm Watches rest of area, Coastal Flood Watch for portions of the area.
PRECIPITATION – Heavy Snow with Blizzard conditions possible, and/or Sleet and Freezing Rain
WINDS – Speeds increasing to 25-35 with Gusts to 50 mph…higher gusts possible eastern LI and southeast CT
COASTAL FLOODING – Minor to Moderate. Tidal departures of 3 to 5 feet with battering wave action on northeast facing shorelines.
TEMPERATURES – 30s Friday; 20s Friday Night; 30 Saturday
TIMING – Precipitation develops from SW to NE after 1 am Friday Potential Increasing for High Impacts
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS – Blowing and drifting snow, making roads impassable. All modes of Travel will be seriously impacted, especially Friday afternoon through early Saturday.
POWER OUTAGES – Likely due to heavy wet snow, icing and high wind gusts
FLOODING – Widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or basements due to height of storm tide and heavy wave action.