9AM: More Wet than White on Coast

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By Quincy Vagell on November 27, 2012, 9:00am Last modified: November 27, 2012, 11:58am

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As of 9 a.m. drizzle and light rain were reported across many coastal towns. Light snow and flurries are occurring inland. As light precipitation falls into a layer of air near the surface that is above freezing, the snowflakes are melting. The rain/snow line is pretty close to I-95. North Haven was reporting light snow with some rain mixing in, but mainly rain was falling in downtown New Haven. Temperatures range from the lower 30s across northern Connecticut to near 40 degrees along the immediate shoreline. 

Periods of light snow will mix with or fall as plain rain along the coast. Since the precipitation is relatively light, little or no accumulation is expected. Some portions of northern Fairfield County may see the most accumulation at this time, although totals should be less than one inch through noon. In southwestern Connecticut, the snow may become moderate at times by late morning causing low visibility.

The shield of steadier and heavier precipitation remains across eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Intermittent light precipitation is falling in the form and snow and or rain across Connecticut and the NYC metropolitan area. Although temperatures from 950mb on up are mainly below freezing, there is a layer of temperatures in the mid to upper 30's near the surface. This is causing the precipitation to mainly fall as rain along the Connecticut coast. As heavier precipitation moves in later today, the evaporational cooling will work to bring temperatures down. Until that time, conditions will remain more wet than white. Moderate precipitation is expected to start moving into Fairfield County this morning, which will help drop temperatures a couple of degrees in some spots.

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