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FOX CT Weather: Potential For Big Snowstorm Tuesday

By SAM SAMPIERI | FOX CT Weather Team

The Hartford Courant

11:20 PM EST, January 24, 2015

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If you think this was a storm, just wait until Tuesday. We'll have to see if this all comes together in the next couple of days.

The heavy snow that dumped 3"-8" across Connecticut on Saturday, tapered off in the afternoon.  Then a band of snow has developed and continued to move through the region during the evening with a coating to an inch or two (some areas reaching up to 3", especially eastern Connecticut). 

Once the storm moves away overnight, skies will become partly cloudy with temperatures falling below freezing.  All wet surfaces like roads, bridges, ramps and sidewalks will refreeze causing slick conditions overnight.   

Sunday will be a good day to clear the snow and ice away, so you can make room for the next storm by Tuesday! Expect a mix of sun and clouds Sunday as an arctic front moves through the region late in the day.  The front will slowly slip south Sunday night into early Monday that will set the stage for a very cold and potentially snowy week.  

Another Alberta Clipper will ride down the arctic front from Central Canada, off the mid-Atlantic Shoreline, gather Atlantic Ocean moisture and begin to crawl northeast, paralleling the East Coast about 100 miles offshore.  The storm will then curve north and even back west a bit toward Cape Cod with a band of heavy snow that could last from late Monday night into early Wednesday that could deliver quite a bit of snow. 

It is a bit early to predict snowfall since the event is still three days away.  As most of you know, the storm could go out sea or just brush us with a little light snow.  Stay tuned to the FOX CT News and online FOXCT.COM throughout the next several days for latest on the potential major storm for the workweek!

Forecast Details:

Overnight: Partly cloudy, watch for icy spots. Low: 20s.

Sunday: Partly sunny. High: 30s.

Monday: Increasing clouds, blustery and very cold. High: 20s; snow developing at night.

Tuesday: Snow likely. High: 20s

Wednesday: Snow ending in the morning, partly sunny in the afternoon.  High: 20s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: 20s.

Friday: Chance for a few snow showers. High: 30.