Slippery storm headed our way

Published on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:34
Written by Angie DeRosa


NEW BRITAIN - Expect a combination of snow, sleet, ice and rain beginning this morning, say meteorologists at WFSB-TV3.

A winter storm watch has been issued for Hartford County through late tonight.

Snow should develop shortly after 9 a.m., according to WFSB. It will change to sleet and rain during the afternoon and evening.

Precipitation may change back to snow before ending around midnight.

Some of Hartford County might see precipitation remain all snow, with accumulation of 3 to 7 inches.

Total snowfall across most of the state is expected to range from 2 to 4 inches, with an accumulation of ice possible.

Highs today are expected to be in the mid-30s, with lows in the 20s tonight, when black ice could form on untreated surfaces.

Thursday will be sunny but windy, with highs in the low to mid 30s. Northwest winds could gust to 40 mph, making it feel like it’s in the teens, said chief meteorologist Bruce DePrest.

More frozen precipitation is expected later in the week.

The next storm should arrive Saturday night and again bring a wintry mix to the area, WFSB said.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:34. Updated: Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:37.