A snowstorm will continue to affect southern New England, including Connecticut, into Friday.
Travel conditions deteriorated Thursday evening, and will continue to cause headaches for travelers through much of Friday.
Snow falling at the rate of 2 inches per hour in some locations can overwhelm road crews and aircraft deicing operations. Some roads will close, many flights will be delayed and some flights may be canceled.
Snowfall ranging from 6 to 12 inches will cover much of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Within this area locally higher amounts to 2 feet are possible.
Increasing winds will cause extensive blowing and drifting of the dry, powdery snow and can lead to whiteouts.
Even though the storm will depart Friday midday, blowing and drifting snow and poor travel conditions may continue into the evening hours.
The air coming in Friday into Saturday will be the coldest of the season so far. The combination of wind, temperature and other factors may make it dangerous to be outdoors for extended periods of time without being properly dressed. RealFeel temperatures will dip below zero during this time.
Mild weather will move in for a brief visit Monday into Tuesday, before temperatures take the plunge all over again.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking about the snowstorm in the Northeast and Midwest, along with the brutal cold.
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