UPDATED (January 3, 2018 at 5 p.m.)
The “massive winter cyclonic vortexing polar bomb that is set to decimate the entire East Coast” probably won’t be that bad here in our area—at least in terms of snowfall.
We’re looking at about
2-5 inches 4-8 inches of snow. Most of the punishing conditions will be felt in New England… because, as we all know, God hates New England.
The National Weather Service states:
"At least a light accumulating snowfall is expected Wednesday night into Thursday night for most of the region as strong low pressure passes east of the area. Eventual impacts will depend on the track of the low which still remain uncertain. There currently is a low to moderate chance for at least 6 inches of snow accumulation, highest probability across Eastern Long Island and Southeastern Connecticut."
A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for Suffolk, New London, and southern Middlesex counties. 5-8″ of snow and strong winds are possible in these areas beginning late Wednesday night, with 2-5″ of snow across the rest of the region. pic.twitter.com/frFpvOEeeN
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) January 2, 2018
So the snow will be relatively low, but that doesn’t mean it won’t continue to suck around here. The system will bring in wind gusts up to 36 mph, and rapidly declining temperatures, with lows in the single digits for Friday and Saturday.
As freezing pipes have brought this area to its knees over the past few days, please take all precautions.
Temps will moderate a bit on Sunday, then we’ll finally go above freezing on Monday… with a chance of rain.