It appears winter will get its last licks in just as spring begins with a coastal storm that is threatening to bring six inches of snow on Sunday, March 20.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook on Friday, March 18, four southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeastern New York. “There is a potential for a coastal storm that could bring at least six inches of snow to the tri-state area along with strong winds and minor coastal flooding,” the outlook said.
The weather service has not issued a winter weather advisory or warning and did not specify when the storm is expected to begin. The general forecast calls for a slight chance of snow after midnight Saturday, with snow likely after noon on Sunday, the first day of spring. The high will be near 35. The greatest snowfall is expected Sunday night with a low around 29. The highest totals are forecast fore the region east of New York City across Long island and southern Connecticut.