Snowfall Forecast for Friday Night

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By Quincy Vagell on January 24, 2013, 1:45pm Last modified: January 25, 2013, 3:18pm

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A weak area of low pressure is expected to bring light snow to the area Friday night into early Saturday morning. Any snow should start after the evening commute on Friday.

Friday: Mostly cloudy skies, but dry for most of the day.
Friday night: Flurries and periods of light snow develop after 5 p.m.
Overnight: Any light snow tapers off and ends by 4 a.m. Saturday.

Total snowfall of a trace to 2 inches across all of Connecticut.

Low pressure located near the Canada border Thursday afternoon will slide southeastward into the Great Lakes by Friday. An area of light snow follows this low, but tends to break up as it reaches the Appalachians. However, a low south east of the mid-Atlantic coast is expected to develop, which may enhance an area of light snow and flurries across extreme southern New England. The amount of precipitation forecast on all of the models is generally 0.1 inches or less as Connecticut is on the northern fringe of appreciable snows. Since the entire column is fairly cold, especially around 850-700mb, liquid to snowfall ratios should be rather high. They could be 20:1 inland and even 15:1 along the shoreline. The result yields perhaps an inch of fluffy snow to two inches at max. It looks like most areas will generally be at or below an inch, but due to banding nature of snow showers and rather high ratios, left the window open for up to 2 inches across the entire state. The outer Cape and Islands across southeastern Massachusetts could possibly see 3 inches and the same goes for the mountains in northern Pennsylvania. Otherwise, this system does not look like a big deal as low pressure doesn't really intensify until it passes southeast of Cape Cod.

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