Detailed 6-Day Forecast

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By Quincy Vagell on January 28, 2013, 9:35am Last modified: January 28, 2013, 1:43pm

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Technical Discussion:

Precipitation is on track as radar echoes show light snow moving into western Connecticut as of 9:30 a.m. Have already had several reports of light snow across Fairfield County. NAM/GFS continue to have issues with precip as everything is moving ahead of what those forecasts were showing. This may also result in slightly colder than expected temperatures. Essentially expecting a period of snow changing to sleet and then freezing rain with the longest period of icing occurring across interior southern and central Connecticut. The northern hills see a longer period of snow and sleet with this forecast.
Bottom line: Slick lunchtime commute. Afternoon/evening commute looks very icy inland and it's a close call for the I-95 corridor as temperatures should be rising to above freezing between about 3 and 5 p.m. Will closely be monitoring temperature trends throughout the day. The good thing is that the heaviest precip should also be done by 5 p.m., although inland areas hang onto freezing drizzle into the first part of the night.
Tuesday hangs onto clouds and this will limit warming despite good warm air advection. Highs expected to reach the low to mid-40's with temperatures steady or even rising slightly at night.
Wednesday still looks to be the mildest day as 850mb temperatures soaring over +10C should push the entire state into the 50's. Still thinking that clouds limit the temperature rise a bit, but look for highs to occur around midnight. Timing of cold front is overnight and will be accompanied by a period of rain, wind and perhaps even some thunder.
Temperatures hold steady or fall through the 40's on Thursday along with a stiff breeze.
Could see a few flurries on Friday, but the day looks fair and chilly otherwise. Expecting clouds to increase on Saturday as a weak area of low pressure approaches from the rest. 

Today: Light snow/sleet changing to freezing rain. Temperatures rising into the lower 30's.
---Snow/ice accumulation: 1-2" hills, less than 1" elsewhere. Also a glaze of ice.
Tonight: Areas of freezing drizzle inland, drizzle shore. Temps steady in the lower 30's.
Tuesday: Milder with breaks of sunshine. Highs in the low to mid-40's.
Wednesday: Breezy, very mild. Rain at night with possible thunder. Highs in the mid-50's.
Thursday: Clearing, windy and turning cooler. Temperatures steady/falling into the 40's.
Friday: Clouds and sunshine, a flurry is possible. Highs in the low to mid-30's.
Friday: Increasing clouds. Highs in the upper 20's to lower 30's.

Note: Inland temperatures are an average. Often times, outlying areas may be a few degrees cooler than the advertised temperature on the 6-day graphic.

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