Currently, most models have the storm to our south - which would be a complete miss... but as we've seen all winter long, the closer to the event, the closer the event gets to home.
The next issue is in the mountains (central Cascades) where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until Monday morning.
During that time, snow could fall moderately to heavily, with "snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour (possible) at times between about 4 and 9 a.m. Monday", according to the advisory.
Highest snow totals are expected to be over south-central and southeastern Minnesota, but the southern part of the Twin Cities metro area could see 6 or 7 inches of snow by the time it ends Tuesday afternoon. Then another Canadian cold front will bring in the next storm system with widespread rain and snow likely Wednesday night through Thursday.
In Connecticut, the wet snow blanketed roads and made for a hard morning commute. On Wednesday, more showers are likely, but the temperature is expected to warm up, reaching a high near 62 degrees. The cloud cover will gradually break apart and move out as the day progresses, but north and northwest winds at 15 to 25 miles per hour will keep things cool.
Forecasters expect dangerously high wind gusts, plummeting temperatures and precipitation that will transition from rain to snow.
Friday - A chance of snow with a high in the mid- to upper 30s.
Winter Storm Warning for much of the TV-9 area
TONIGHT - Rain & Wintry Mix Developing, Transitioning to Wet Snow.
"It was a bit drier than normal, with 1 inch below normal precipitation values", he said.
DeWald said the cold conditions and the rain-snow mix in early April are far from unusual for the area, which had been known to get snow as late as early May.
On and off snow showers will continue until late Tuesday night, so there could be some leftover slick spots, especially for less-traveled areas, like side streets and driveways, heading out the door Wednesday.
"Nearly all the model runs from the past three days have consistently said that this system will have an impact on us here in CT to some degree, suggesting snow for the morning ride", said meteorologist Scot Haney. Olson said that was a new response by the city, and it had a lot to do with the sheer amount of snow that fell.
And Sunday will see another 40 percent chance of rain and snow showers with a high near 45.
Saturday: A slight chance of rain and snow.
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