Lumbering Nor'easter Set to Hit Connecticut Today

Forecasting the weather system remains "tricky" meteorologists say, but high winds and scattered rain and snow expected to hit the Canton area by later today.

The next three days will be stormy and unsettled as a slow-moving Nor'easter — a storm some forecasters are calling "weird" — trudges toward the Northeast, bringing high winds, a mix of snow and rain, and possibly coastal flooding.

According to the National Weather Service the storm presents a "tricky forecast, though many of the computer models tracking it "have come into better agreement with timing and general path. As of early this morning the low was pushing through the mid-Atlantic region with the models still bringing it offshore almost due east during the day today."

This latest winter storm is set to hit Connecticut about one month after a devastating blizzard struck the state, dumping more than 30 inches of snow on some towns, closing some school districts for days and paralyzing traffic on snow-clogged streets, especially in the larger cities.

The weather service predicting 3 to 6 inches of snow likely in the area for Thursday and Friday. 

In Canton, the service is predicting rain and snow showers before 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) followed by scattered rain and snow shows, with 1 to 2 inches accumulation possible by night time. A north wind of 15 to 17 miles per hour could also be present, the National Weather Service states.  

Snow is likely Thursday, with another 1 to 2 inches possible, accompanied by winds of 16 to 21 miles per hour, according to the service. The weather service is predicting a chance of rain and snow in Canton Friday but very little accumulation. 

The bulk of the storm appears to be bearing down on southeastern Connecticut, the National Weather Service says.

As of Wednesday morning, the weather service was predicting a high near 48 and plenty of sun for Saturday. 


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