NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Connecticut in advance of another winter storm ready to strike the state this week.
Parts of Connecticut are forecasted to receive up to a foot of snow going into Friday morning. The snow is expected to begin falling in the overnight hours Thursday morning.
“A Nor’easter is headed our way. It’s currently tracking through central Mississippi and Alabama. Winds are picking up by Thursday and the big concern would be power outages and wind gusts that could reach up to 40-45 mph with a sustained wind speed of 30 mph,” said Meteorologist Erika Martin. “We have a winter storm watch but I’d expect a winter storm warning soon.”
She also adds there is a possibility of thunder snow.
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A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
In its alert the National Weather Service said “Snowfall will make travel treacherous on Thursday. In addition, heavy, wet snow may cause some weak, flat roof structures to collapse and trees will be susceptible to falling.”
Already plans were being made by some agencies and organizations ahead of the storm. The Connecticut Judicial Branch announced via Twitter that “All jurors scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2014, are cancelled because of the inclement weather that is forecast.”