A messy mix of rain, snow and sleet is bearing down on the area this weekend in what is being called the region's first brush with a significant winter storm this season.
The storm could drop half a foot of heavy, wet snow in parts of northern and eastern Connecticut. Parts of central Massachusetts could see 6 to 8 inches of snow.
No weather problems are expected in New England through Friday evening. But late at night, the storm that left 6 inches of snow in Texas will arrive in New England. But due to wind off the 40 degree water, we will be warm enough to have snow and rain in southern New England.
Snow arrives near New York City by 1 a.m., advancing to the Massachusetts Turnpike by 7:30 a.m.
By 10:30 am the rain snow line advance to near the Massachusetts Turnpike, with the back edge of the wintry mix is in the Connecticut River Valley by mid-afternoon.
At 5 p.m., the storm is racing away with rain ending as snow near Boston and points south.
Even Cape Cod and the Islands may get a change back to snow as the storm ends around 8 p.m..
It is about a 10 hour precipitation event. Where it is all snow, the rates are about 1/4 to 1/2 inch per hour. So generally speaking, it is about a 3 inch snowfall.
For most of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, the storm is a miss and the weekend is cold and dry.
Colder wind arrives Sunday, with another chance for snow in southern New England Monday.
More on Monday's snowfall during the weekend.
Here are some useful links to make sure that you're prepared for Saturday's storm: