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Ridgefield Weather: Light Snow Tonight, Strong Winds and Potential Snow Squall Tomorrow

A quick moving low pressure system is expected to bring coastal portions of the Tri-State a light snowfall this evening into tonight. Snowfall amounts are forecast to be light, but a slight northwest shift in snow banding will increase snowfall amounts for southeastern portions of the area. In the wake of low pressure, strong winds are expected on tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8 with potential for a few snow squalls Wednesday afternoon.
 
Light Snow Tonight
  • Hazard:  A light snowfall is likely for NYC metro, Long Island, and Southern Connecticut this evening into tonight.
  • Expected Total Snowfall Accumulation: 1 to 2 inches for Eastern Long Island and Southeastern CT, with generally less than an inch elsewhere.
  • Worst Case Snowfall Accumulation: Around 3 inches for Long Island and Southeastern CT, with generally as much as 1 to 2 inches elsewhere.
  • Snowfall Rates: There is moderate probability of snowfall rates reaching of 1/2 to 1 inch per hour for a brief period across Long Island and Southern Connecticut tonight. 
  • Temperatures: Will fall to around freezing this evening/tonight during the snowfall.

Impacts:

  • Travel may become hazardous due to poor visibility and slippery roads tonight into early Wednesday morning.

Uncertainty/Forecast Scenarios:

  • There is still some uncertainty on north and westward extent of moderate snow banding. At this point, it appears moderate snow banding could overspread Eastern Long Island and Southeastern CT for a brief period tonight with 1/2 to 1 inch per hour snowfall rates.
  • A slight shift northwest of the banding would increase total snowfall amounts by 1 to 2 inches along the coast, and may require a Winter Weather Advisory for southeastern portions of the region.
  • A slight southward shift of low pressure would result in little to no snowfall across the region.
Strong Winds Wednesday Afternoon into Evening: A Wind Advisory is in Effect for portions of NE NJ, portions of Southern CT, Southern Westchester, NYC, and LI from noon through midnight Wednesday
  • Hazard: Sustained winds of 20-30 mph and wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected across the advisory area Wednesday afternoon into evening.
  • Impact: This may down a several tree limbs, trees and powerlines, resulting in  scattered power outages.
Snow Squalls possible Wednesday Afternoon:
  • Hazard: Scattered snow shower and a few snow squalls are possible Wednesday afternoon.
  • Any snow squall will produce a brief period of heavy snow, gusty winds, near zero visibility, and potential flash freeze conditions.
  • Impact: Any snow squalls will result in rapidly deteriorating and potentially dangerous road conditions.
Learn more => NWS New York Website: https://www.weather.gov/okx/

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