The highest likelihood for the most precipitation will be over southeastern MA. The first such opportunity comes overnight Friday into Saturday as a low pressure system develops along a front out over the ocean. Cold air holds through the coming 10 days and if anything, we see a slight uptick in our snow chances. The best chance for the flurries or light snow showers will be near I-80 and in the ridges. Note it doesn't move very far inland as now forecast. However, there are some models that are stronger with the system and heavier with the precipitation, so we will keep an eye on it. A northwesterly to westerly breeze will usher in cooler air throughout the day. It's going to be a generally sunny day with lots of sunshine across the area. If you haven't put the driveway stakes, I'd do so today - it's going to get more hard as the ground freezes and hardens over time. There might be another opportunity for more rain or snow Tuesday into Wednesday. It looks like the storm will develop and track too far offshore to have a major impact on CT.
The bottom line: Cold and snow are in the forecast. For now, we expect mostly cloudy skies Sunday with snow showers, or perhaps a period of light snow.
You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom. Overall much of December will remain rather chilly. The rest of the state will see cold air with clouds and sunshine. Saturday night should be dry and cold with lows mostly in the 20s, but some upper teens are possible. Winds out of the west will lead to a bump in afternoon highs with temperatures warming into the upper 40s. Look for the clouds to dissipate over most of the area Thursday night. Colorado Springs has had 21 Christmas days with a trace of snow of more, with six Christmas d.