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Another Nasty Winter Weather Weekend

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

Another Nasty Winter Weather Weekend

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting another nasty weekend in store for Weston, Redding and Easton, 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.”

Weekend Forecast

Friday Night: A chance of light snow after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Saturday: Snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain before noon, then rain and snow between noon and 3 p.m., then rain after 3 p.m. High near 37. East wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night: Rain before midnight, then rain and snow. Low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday: Snow likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

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

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