But this forecast calls for nothing like the epic April Fools’ Day Blizzard that brought feet of snow to the region 20 years ago.
This is a very complicated storm even by typical New England standards and the snow amounts will ultimately reflect this. It’s important to note: A difference of a degree or two from the ground to the clouds would mean the difference between rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow.
Saturday’s storm fell on the 20th anniversary of the April Fools’ Day Blizzard of 1997, which dumped more than two feet of snow in MA.
But northern El Paso County won’t be far behind. “The southern I-25 corridor could also have another 2-4” with higher totals for the southern mountains. Denver has only received 19 inches of snow this season, much lower than the season normal of 54 inches. Black ice could become a problem on untreated surfaces.
“Slushy accumulation” is what Colorado Springs can expect, “with city roads remaining mainly wet”, according to a tweet from Brain Bledsoe, chief meteorologist for Gazette news partner KKTV. Highs will range from 48-55. Winds could gust as high as 41 miles per hour.
Monday: Sunshine with highs in the 50s. Some wind and minor coastal flooding, but neither are expected to be a major concern this time around. For most of us here in the Connecticut River Valley and southern CT, it will be big rain storm. Highs mainly in the 40s.
The best chance for heavy snowfall is Monday night into Tuesday morning. Plus, it will feel more like spring for a change with highs in the low and middle 60s away from the Coast!
Sunday is forecast to be mostly cloudy with a high near 40 degrees. While we might not see any sun Saturday, at least we should be drying out with a brisk wind.
70 is still not out the question for some Thursday, but storms return Friday night and last most of the weekend.