Southern New England gets second day of snow, sleet, rain

Posted April 02, 2017

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service until Saturday morning.

Accumulation in Northern Colorado including the Fort Collins and Loveland areas should range between 1-4 inches by Saturday afternoon.

After a wintry mix of snow and heavy rain Friday, sleet and snow were falling Saturday, creating risky driving conditions and concerns about flooding.

Of course, during the burst of snow, some slush very well may develop on area roads, creating one more period of slippery travel.

Quiet weather returns by Sunday into Monday before additional chances of rain and snow arrive by the middle of next week.

There will be a sharp cutoff between snow accumulation and just rain from Colorado Springs to Denver and Denver north to Fort Collins and Greeley.

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Temperatures were mainly in the lower 30s, so western MA dealt with a heavy, wet snow.

A wind advisory has been issued for Cape Cod and the Islands on Saturday.

Main Impact: Travel may become hard with snow covered and snow packed roads.

Roehler estimated 7 to 12 inches in Monument, 6 to 12 inches in Black Forest, 5 to 10 inches in Calhan and 6 to 10 inches in Falcon. Here in western MA, average snowfall rates are around 2 inches. The higher elevations including Sinks Canyon will likely change to snow after 3 a.m. with other areas not changing over until after 6 a.m.

That snow was expected to quickly turn back to rain this afternoon in metro Buffalo, Reynolds said. Storm warnings don't expire until6 p.m.

Forecasts show that almost an inch and a half of rain is expected between today and early Saturday at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. While you might be thinking this, in actuality it snows in Boston over 80 percent of the time in April. High pressure will build from the west Sunday, allowing for a lighter breeze and more sunshine.