An impending snowstorm has already prompted a winter storm watch for all of Connecticut that will go into effect Thursday morning and last through Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
A moderate storm is expected to bring snow-covered roads, poor visibility and hazardous travel, the weather service said. The forecast is calling for roughly 6 inches of snow for most of the state, with some areas expected to see a bit more or less.
The NWS said the heaviest snow is expected to fall late Thursday morning into the evening, with period of snow forecast to continue into Friday. Some areas might see snow change over to a wintry mix Thursday night.
“Travel could be very difficult,” the National Weather Service said. “The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.”
While an ice and sleet storm on Tuesday knocked out power to some, the weather service said Thursday’s storm is not expected to bring strong winds.
The storm’s latest forecast is expected to be refined over the next 24 hours, especially in regards to timing, precipitation types and amounts, the weather service said.
If the storm hits on a path farther south than its latest prediction, the weather service said mainly the coast would see snow, with some light accumulation across the interior.
But if the storm tracks closer to the coast than initially expected, it will increase the likelihood of mixed precipitation or rain for coastal areas and greater accumulation of snow across the interior, the NWS said.