The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting rain, sleet and possibly some snow accumulation starting Saturday afternoon.
Due to the nature of the storm, forecast predictions are murky as to the type of precipitation coming to specific areas, but amounts are expected to be heavy across Connecticut.
“A strengthening coastal low is expected to impact the area Saturday through early Sunday with widespread significant precipitation,” the NWS warns in a Hazardous Weather Outlook. “Right now, the precipitation is forecast to be mainly rain at the coast and a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain inland.”
As the storm tracks, there is a possibility it will produce “significant snowfall accumulations” further inland, however, “There is still quite a bit of uncertainty for this event,” the NWS says. “Variations in track and magnitude as well as timing will lead to changes in precipitation amounts and type.”
New Canaan’s Weekend Forecast
Friday night: A chance of light snow after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Saturday: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 3pm. High near 38. East wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night: Rain before 3am, then rain and snow. Low around 33. North wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday: Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.