More snow on the way

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A winter storm watch is in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning, when more than 6 inches of snow may fall in the Hartford area and in northern CT, the National Weather Service said. Significant wet snow is possible with the potential for five inches or more of total accumulation.

It's not quite a repeat performance - the storm is forming slightly differently - but forecasters say the region will be hit by another eight inches of snow on Wednesday -wet, heavy snow that is liable to bring down more trees and branches.

Hard travel conditions will be prevalent through the region winds gusting to as high as 40 miles per hour cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

Tuesday will then see morning sun, but the sky darkens during the afternoon. The high temperature will be 45 in the city, mid 40s in the suburbs.

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I was looking back at records overnight and reminded myself that back in 1993, Boston had more than 38 inches of snow in March - the most snow ever recorded for the month.

Temperatures should be too warm for snow at the start of the storm. "And that could lead to some downed tree branches or even some power outages possible in a few locations", said Dellicarpini. Washington and Baltimore will fall in the southern portion of the storm's snow production Wednesday and are expected to experience little to no snow collection.

While parts of Los Angeles received about one-third of an inch of rain on Saturday, northern parts of California have received much more preciptation, with San Francisco seeing about 1.5 inches over the last three days. The evening commute will be impacted.WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST TUESDAY.

The storm is expected to arrive less than a week after a nor'easter brought rain and strong winds that knocked out power to 150,000 National Grid customers in Rhode Island. Winds are forecast to gust up to 25 miles per hour in the James River Valley, and blowing and drifting snow is expected. The forecast is challenging so stay with us as we get more data in today. In Southeastern Connecticut, snowfall accumulation may be cut down by mixing with sleet and rain. Lows will drop into the upper 20s. The system, which is coming from the northern Rockies in the US, will intensify throughout Monday and Tuesday, with areas like south-central Saskatchewan expected to see up to 50 cm of snow if current models hold. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. However, the latest model runs keep the bulk of the storm off the New England Coast with a minimal impact on CT.

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