January 17, 2020                       7:36 AM   

    Arctic high pressure will build across the area for today with sunshine, but unseasonably cold and dry conditions. Clouds will increase tonight on the periphery of this high pressure area as it slides offshore. Low pressure will lift a warm front into our region tomorrow. The mild, moist air associated with the warm front will overrun the very cold airmass in place and set the stage for a period of accumulating snow centered on tomorrow afternoon. Temperatures will continue to rise tomorrow evening and the snow will briefly mix with or change to rain before ending late tomorrow night. Snowfall of 3-5 inches will be the average across the state – slightly lower amounts along the coast and higher amounts with the potential for a few 6 inch numbers in northern Litchfield county. Unseasonably cold dry weather will follow for Sunday through the middle of next week.

Meteorologist Ryan Gallagher