Video: Snow Forecast for Christmas

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By Quincy Vagell on December 21, 2012, 1:55pm Last modified: December 24, 2012, 11:41am

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Snow is currently in the forecast for Connecticut on Christmas morning.

If I had to venture a guess now, I would say that up to one inch of snow is possible. 
However, some of the computer model data indicates that there could be heavier snow, possibly in the 1 to 3 inch range. Temperatures along the immediate shoreline may be above freezing, so it could be harder for snow to accumulate there.
The time-frame is very late Monday night into first thing Christmas morning. Conditions appear to dry out quickly by late morning or midday on Christmas.

A wave of low pressure is projected to develop off of the mid-Atlantic coast on the night of Christmas Eve. As this low pressure center moves south of New England, it is expected to throw moisture back into Connecticut. At this point, there appears to be enough cold air in place for mostly snow. The question really becomes, how heavy will the precipitation be? 
The Euro has showed around 0.25" for much of the state for the past two runs, including today's 12z. The GFS has not been as consistent, as the 12z run showed 0.10" or even less. 

Stay tuned to for more details as the storm gets closer.

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