Jul 29, 2014

Another Nasty Winter Weekend for Monroe

The National Weather Service warns of heavy precipitation coming Saturday afternoon.

Another Nasty Winter Weekend for Monroe

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting another nasty weekend in store for Monroe, with rain, sleet and possibly some snow accumulation starting Saturday afternoon.

Due to the nature of the storm, forecast predictions are murky as to the type of precipitation coming to specific areas, but amounts are expected to be heavy across Connecticut.

“A strengthening coastal low is expected to impact the area Saturday through early Sunday with widespread significant precipitation,” the NWS warns in a Hazardous Weather Outlook. “Right now, the precipitation is forecast to be mainly rain at the coast and a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain inland.”

As the storm tracks, there is a possibility it will produce “significant snowfall accumulations” further inlandz, however, “There is still quite a bit of uncertainty for this event,” the NWS says. “Variations in track and magnitude as well as timing will lead to changes in precipitation amounts and type.”

Monroe’s Weekend Forecast

Friday Night: A chance of light snow after 1 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Saturday: A chance of snow and freezing rain before 1pm, then rain and snow between 1pm and 4pm, then rain after 4pm. High near 37. East wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday Night: Rain before 4am, then rain and snow. Low around 33. Northeast wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 10am. High near 36. Chance of precipitation is percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

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