So we're getting ready for another January weekend and the forecast says we've got a coastal storm heading our way. So does that mean you're going to need the snow shovel or will you just need your umbrella? Let's take a look:

As of this writing, the National Weather Service says it looks like more of a rain event, however they also mentioned that they can't rule out a wintry mix, especially for inland Connecticut. If you'll be hanging by the shoreline, then you'll see mostly all rain, however, folks inland may see that mix Saturday morning or early Saturday afternoon before the change over to all rain.

The low pressure system associated with this storm will push through later in the day on Saturday, and could change things back to a snowy mix by Saturday night and early Sunday, before conditions start to improve.

Here's the official weather service statement from their NOAA Twitter page:

So it looks like, aside from getting all wet, we shouldn't have to worry too much about digging out, but as you know that could all change.

Here's the National Weather Service official weekend forecast:


Snow and sleet likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 9am, then rain and sleet likely between 9am and noon, then rain after noon. High near 40.

Saturday Night:

Rain before 9pm, then rain and sleet between 9pm and 3am, then snow and sleet likely after 3am. Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected.


A chance of snow before 9am, then a chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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