Technical Discussion: Wintry mix expected to glaze roads and dangerous travel tonight | Technical Discussion
***A Wintertime Weather conditions ADVISORY is in outcome for the complete point out through this night ***
Northern Connecticut is predicted to get a glaze of ice tonight as durations of light freezing rain and sleet falls. The northwest and northeast hills have transitioned to a wintry combine, which is much easier to see but results in the identical risk on the roadways. The best danger for freezing rain will be in between Hartford and Enfield tonight. Periods of average rain could speedily make roadways with traction develop into sheets of ice. It is encouraged to keep off the roads for the remainder of the night. Areas in close proximity to the shoreline will transition to a wintry mix in the late afternoon. Periods of sleet and snow may go on until eventually 10 pm tonight. Street circumstances will keep on being lousy right away and into the early early morning as temperatures slide into the teenagers.
The icy mush that stays on the streets Friday night will convert into ice for Saturday early morning. The good news is, it’ll be a sunny start out to the weekend. After we get a pair of hours of sunshine on the roadways, vacation disorders will make improvements to. The temperatures drop even additional Saturday night into Sunday morning, into the one digits. The winds will back off, so which is some great news.
A weak process could drift into Connecticut Monday night time or Tuesday. It is unclear if this would produce rain or snow. It is dependent on how far north or south the process travels and what time of the day it arrives. If we dodge this process, then we’ll be hunting at a 7 days of dry and seasonably cold weather conditions.
Meteorologist Connor Lewis, and Melissa Cole
Record AND Standards FOR NAMING Winter STORMS…
WFSB/Channel 3 has a 50-calendar year legacy of naming winter storms you might bear in mind Blizzard Larry, the Blizzard of ’78, the big ice storm of December 1973 named Felix, Storm Alfred in late October of 2011 and Blizzard Charlotte in 2013. Alfred’s large, moist snow induced a file electrical power outage in Connecticut and Blizzard Charlotte dumped up to 40” of snow on the point out. It all started in 1971 with Channel 3 and the Tourists Temperature Support.
Why did we choose to identify storms so extended ago? Due to the fact men and women very easily remember names, primarily the kinds that have been hooked up to Connecticut’s greatest storms! Occasionally, we get criticized for naming winter season storms, but by far most of our viewers adore the tradition and uncover it exciting! We also must fulfill certain standards for a storm to be named. We need to be forecasting at least 6” of snow for most of the state and/or at least ½” of ice accretion that would arise through an ice storm.
It’ll be a mild get started to the day. It’ll be virtually 50 degrees if you woke up early adequate! The chilly northerly winds will drop us down to freezing by midday. When that takes place, there will be a possibility of freezing rain and sleet. Untreated streets will come to be slippery. Even dealt with streets could get confused by pockets of moderate freezing rain. If you want to vacation, travel gradual. The wintry blend will taper off in the night, and we will be stuck underneath overcast skies. It’ll be in the 20s Friday afternoon, then it’ll drop into the teens for Saturday morning!
Immediately after a few hrs of Saturday’s sunshine, the roadways will be fantastic to go. It’ll be even colder for Sunday morning, but the winds will back again off. We may possibly see some afternoon clouds for the finish of the weekend.
The beginning of the workweek will element milder situations. There is a opportunity a weak system could go by way of Connecticut on Monday or Tuesday. Relying on the timing, it could be rain or snow. Both way, it will not amount of money to substantially.
Meteorologist Connor Lewis