Colder air and snow expected this weekend

The advisory says two to four inches of snow can be expected.

"As the system comes in, it will start as rain and snow and change over to all snow".

Snow begins late tonight and into early Friday afternoon.

Clouds will increase throughout the day today, and the high will be near 52. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Now, it says 3 to 5 inches is the expected snowfall accumulation across most of southern CT, along the shoreline from Greenwich to Milford and up into Danbury, Oxford and Milford.

Accumulating snow is expected through the Friday morning rush and will wrap up by midday, though a Friday afternoon snow shower remains possible. "But it's a pretty good bet we'll see some snow Friday night into Saturday". The northern Outer Banks including Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk is more likely to see snowfall accumulations from Saturday night into Sunday.

The National Weather Service indicated it was 45 degrees as of 5:54 a.m.at the Wilkes-barre/Scranton International Airport, and fair skies were reported. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour are expected with gusts of 35 to 40 miles per hour. Wind gusts are forecast as high as 31 miles per hour.

The high for Saturday is 34, with a low of 17 on Saturday night.

There is a 50 percent chance of snow on Friday with highs in the mid 20s expected.

A winter storm warning is in effect for Cape Cod and the Islands starting at 1 a.m. on Friday and lasting until 4 p.m. North wind 5 to 8 miles per hour.

The snow is expected to move out of the area by Saturday night. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

  • Todd Kelly