Messy Wintry Weather On Tap This Weekend for Manchester

A strengthening coastal storm is expected to impact the area Saturday into Sunday, bringing with it a significant amount of rain, sleet and/or snow — depending on how the system tracks this weekend.

As Manchester continues its ongoing clean up efforts following the now infamous Blizzard of 2013, another round of wintry weather is headed our way.

A strengthening coastal storm system is expected to impact thee area from Saturday into early Sunday, according to hazardous weather report from the National Weather Service.

'Widespread' & 'Significant'

The storm is predicted to bring with it "widespread" and "significant" precipitation.

"The precipitation is forecast to be mainly rain at the coast and a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain inland," the meteorologists stated in their report, with a "possibility for significant snowfall accumulations across Connecticut's "far interior zones."

They added, however, that there is "still quite a bit of uncertainty" for this storm, and where area's receive mainly snow or mainly rain — or a mix in between — will depend on how the storm eventually tracks.

Weekend Forecast

Here is this weekend's weather outlook for Manchester area:

  • Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 37. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
  • Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. East wind around 6 mph.
  • Saturday: Snow before 2 p.m., then rain and snow. High near 37. East wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Saturday Night: Rain and snow before 11 p.m., then rain between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., then rain and snow after 4 a.m. Low around 33. Northeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
  • Sunday: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 3 p.m. High near 36. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Sunday Night: A chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 30%


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