No longer a watch, it’s a warning now. A winter storm warning is in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 1 p.m. Friday.
So what can we expect?
The NWS says wet snow with “accumulations of 6 to 10 inches, with the higher amounts expected across northern New London County.”
That would be us.
On top of that, sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts topping out at 45 mph late this afternoon through Thursday morning. Temperatures will be in the lower to mid 30s.
A big issue? Reduced visibility.
The NWS says “reduced visibilities between 1 and 2 miles are possible with the heaviest snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning.”
So what’s the timing?
Again the NWS: A mix of rain and snow is expected to develop this morning before changing over to all snow late this afternoon. Moderate snow is possible Wednesday night through Thursday morning, with periods of light to moderate snow Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.
We know the drill. Stay off the roads if possible because of accumulating snow on roadways, combined with reduced visibilities will lead to difficult traveling conditions Wednesday night through Thursday night and the heavy wet snow combined with strong winds could lead to downed tree branches and power lines as well with possible power … oh no; don’t even say it.
This story will be continuously updated to include closings and cancellations and other storm-related information so keep checking back.