How much snow can we expect?

It looks like we’re in for several inches of snow late Sunday into Monday, but it’s not going the blockbuster storm some feared. But things could change in the next day or two depending on the track of the storm that is making its way across the nation.

The latest update from the National Weather Service calls for 4 to 6 inches along southern Connecticut before it all ends Monday.

Southern Connecticut and the I-95 corridor are in line for the most snow in the state.

Here are the main points of the most current forecast for Late Sunday into Monday …

Prolonged period of moderate snow.

Hourly rates of 1 inch per hour possible Monday.

Winds north-northeast 10 to 20 MPH.

Minor coastal flooding possible Monday.

The combination of snow and gusty winds could result in considerable blowing and drifting, reducing visibilities to less than a mile at times on Monday.

Snow covered roads may result in hazardous driving conditions … especially during Monday morning’s commute.

Here’s the current forecast from the National Weather Service:

  • Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
  • Sunday: Snow likely, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. North wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Sunday Night: Snow. Low around 19. North wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Monday: Snow, mainly before noon. High near 22. North wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. North wind 9 to 11 mph.
  • Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 26.
  • Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.

Check back for updates.

Jim Shay