As much as one to two feet of snow is forecast from the New York City metro area to Maine, with localized heavier amounts possible. This, in addition to wind gusts as high as 60-75 mph, will create significant impacts to transportation and power. Coastal flooding is also possible from Boston northward.
A blizzard warding, according to the weather service, means severe winter weather conditions are expected. The weather service said if you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If stranded, stay in your vehicle, it advised.
Power companies UI and CL&P are staffing up their information centers all across the state. Some workers will stay at hotels so they don’t have to travel home at night. Line crews and tree crews are coming in from out of state.
A daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches is predicted for Redding this afternoon with a northeast wind 16 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 41 mph, according to the National Weather Service. A blizzard warning is still in effect through 1 p.m. Saturday for southern Connecticut.
The weather service said snow could be heavy at times tonight, Friday, with winds at 22 to 24 mph and gusts s high as 47 mph. New snow accumulation of 8 inches to a foot is possible.
More snow is forecast for Saturday, mainly before noon with new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. WA north wind of 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph are forecast.
Saturday nigh will be mostly clear with a low around 7 degrees. Wind chill values could be as low as -7. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
The weather service said there is just a slight chance of snow showers.