A winter weather advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for New Haven, Middlesex, and New London counties, along with parts of New York, the National Weather Service said.
"The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisor for snow ... accumulations could be four to six inches of snow," the NWS said. [Planning to shovel it yourself? ]
The NWS said temperatures could drop into the teens Friday night, and rise to near freezing along the coast Saturday afternoon, and to 25 to 30 inland. Visibility could drop to about one half miles in moderate snow Saturday morning, the NWS said.
"Impacts will include travel difficulties due to snow covered roads and limited visibilities ... use caution while driving," the NWS said. "Freezing will create conditions on area roads. Patchy black ice is also likely."
Director Art Baker said his crews are ready for Saturday's incoming snow. "It appears winter has finally arrived," said Baker. "Our manpower and equipment are all warmed up from today's early morning response to black ice which our highway supervisor Jack Kerpen handled very well getting the roads ready so schools were not delayed. We are fully prepared for Saturday's predicted forecast of a plowable event of 3 to 5 inches and hope residents will assist by parking off street where possible."
Baker also noted that a sand/salt mix mixture is available to residents at the temporary facility at 137 North Branford Rd; Bring your own 5-gallon pail and shovel.
Be sure to get your camera ready because we'll be looking for your best snow day shots for our 2012 Winter Snow Gallery (gallery will not be active until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning).