The season's first winter storm warning for Branford, as well as much of the region, goes into effect at 6 a.m. Saturday morning. It will continue until 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
During that time, the shoreline region will receive some 4 to 8 inches of snow.
The heaviest snowfall with Saturday's storm is expected to occur in the late afternoon into the evening.
The snow will then change into sleet and freezing rain during the overnight hours as temperatures rise from the lower 20s into the 30s.
The storm's snow and ice are expected to make travel very difficult throughout the day Saturday.
Looking for a little more detail? Here is the National Weather Service's weekend forecast for Branford:
- Saturday - Snow, mainly after 10am. High near 25. Northeast wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
- Saturday Night - Snow before 1am, then rain or freezing rain between 1am and 4am, then rain after 4am. Temperature rising to around 35 by 3am. Blustery, with a northeast wind 16 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
- Sunday - A slight chance of rain before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 36. North wind 11 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
- Sunday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind 6 to 9 mph.