Connecticut: Wind-Driven Snowstorm, Cold Blast on the Way

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
January 21, 2014; 1:55 AM ET
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A storm delivering heavy snow and deteriorating travel conditions will continue across Connecticut into Tuesday night. Bitterly cold air will follow the storm.

After a mild start to the week, a storm originating from western Canada strengthened upon nearing the coast Tuesday and tapped into arctic air.

Enough snow to shovel and plow, blowing and drifting snow and plunging temperatures will be the major factors with this storm.

While the storm will depart late Tuesday night, dangerous cold, slippery roads and sidewalks, and blowing and drifting snow will be a problem into Wednesday.

Temperatures will plummet Tuesday night as the wind increases. RealFeel® temperatures will dip well below zero Tuesday night and remain there much of Wednesday.

Frigid weather will then continue through the balance of the week.

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Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking about the chances of additional snow in the East and persistent cold air into the end of the month.


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