The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting another nasty weekend in store for Southbury, with 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.”
Southbury’s Weekend Forecast
Friday Night: A chance of snow, mainly after 1 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 29. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Saturday: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 2 p.m. High near 38. East wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: Rain before midnight, then rain and snow between midnight and 5 a.m., then rain, snow, and freezing rain after 5 a.m. Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Sunday: Snow and freezing rain before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., then a chance of rain after 1 p.m. High near 37. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.