UPDATE: Patch readers are seeing everything from rain to snow in the region. Here are some comments from our Facebook page.
- Shannon Carnese: Rain in Old Lyme with occasional sleet.
- Kelly Nickerson: ❤it! Bring it on....
- Chris Seager: Snowing at my office in New Haven.
- Priscilla Hoover: Yep, really coming down. Makes me want to put up my Christmas tree!
- Wendy Dalton: Snowing here in Chester.
- Mary Frances Kovack Studzinski: Snowing in Killingworth.
- Judi Thompson Piontkowski: Snowing in the hopyard!
- Robin Murphy Van Ness: Doing nothing in Riverton.
- Deb Mitchel Fiala: Snowing high atop Mt. Parnassus.
- Lisa Glanvill Cassenti: Snowing in Moodus!
- Tenniell F Morrill: My house too!
UPDATE: Afternoon activities in East Haddam have been cancelled due to the impending weather conditions.
Connecticut and the Northeast are in store for more rough weather this week as a nor'easter heads our way today, Nov. 7, and carries into Thursday morning.
Forecasters are predicting strong winds between 25 and 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Additionally, the storm will bring chilly temperatures and rain -- possibly even snow in some areas.
The nor'easter is expected to hit the Northeast from Cape Cod down to New York City, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last week. This incoming storm's winds are expecting to be even more damaging as many trees, limbs and structures have already been weakened by last week's superstorm.
United Illuminating and Connecticut Light & Power are preparing for potentially severe weather—even though the utility companies are still dealing with the last bout of outages from Hurricane Sandy.
At this time, the National Weather Service has "moderate confidence" that there will be accumulating wet snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The areas with the highest probability for snowfall will be interior New England, including western Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and possibly northeastern Rhode Island.
Forecasters at The Weather Channel are also predicting coastal flooding with the nor'easter in some areas. Unlike during Hurricane Sandy, the flooding will not coincide with astronomical high tides.
NWS is also warning that this storm will be dangerous for mariners with gusts between 50 and 55 knots.
Local Forcast from NOAA for the remainder of the week:
- This Afternoon: Rain and sleet. High near 42. Breezy, with a north wind 23 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
- Tonight: Rain and sleet before midnight, then rain between midnight and 2am, then rain and snow after 2am. Low around 35. Breezy, with a north wind 17 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
- Thursday: Rain and snow likely before 9am, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Breezy, with a north wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
- Thursday Night: A slight chance of rain before 10pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 34. North wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
- Friday: Sunny, with a high near 52. North wind 10 to 13 mph.