After taste of spring, weekend snow to blanket the Northeast


A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the quick-moving storm system that will bring accumulating snow to southern New England on Saturday night. Here in the city, snow mixing with sleet and rain from time to time is expected.

Four to six inches of snow is possible for the Princeton area. Sunday things get interesting as the Weather Service is predicting lowland snow, possibly sticking to the valley floor by Sunday night. But it won't linger long and the rest of the week looks spring-like. Low visibility and hard travel conditions are possible from Saturday evening through Sunday morning.

Then a real warming trend kicks in. That will mean some nice sunshine- but it will be cold with high struggling to reach 40 on Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures should be back in the 70s Tuesday and Wednesday. Lows will only fall into the mid-50s.

A warm will front will hit CT on Monday and some rain should be expected in the afternoon.

The vast majority of our morning weather guidance has the storm exiting our region later on Saturday night.

As high pressure quickly moves in Friday night, it slides off the east coast early Saturday. High: Mid-upper 30s. Snow arrives 7-8 PM.

Ignore those warm temperatures! According to Snow Valley General Manager Kevin Somes, "It's hard to quantify how much snow was made". Heavy mountain snow, including the mountain passes in the Cascades, are expected through Sunday. By Saturday morning the Parkland may even see a little ice mixed with rain before it turns into a rain-only event by mid-morning.

Sunday: Snow likely, mainly after noon. Monday will be mostly cloudy and windy, with showers developing later in the day.