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Major Snowstorm Bears Down

By RYAN HANRAHAN
Updated 10:38 AM CST, Tue, Jan 3, 2012

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A strong storm across the southeast is heading north and will develop into a powerful nor'easter. The storm will track close enough to Connecticut to spread significant snow into Connecticut beginning Saturday evening and lasting through early Sunday morning.

This storm is expected to be produce blizzard conditions just to our south. 1 foot of snow is expected in New York City with 1 to 2 feet of snow possible in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Airlines have already begun to cancel flights up and down the east coast.

In Connecticut, the heaviest snow is expected to fall during the overnight hours with final accumulation of 8-14", with locally higher amounts possible. Far northwestern Connecticut may pick up less snow with 5-9" forecast up there. Strong wind gusts to 40 mph may result in near blizzard conditions for a period of time along the coast late Saturday night.

The storm will depart Sunday morning with windy conditions and clearing skies through the day.

For the latest forecast from the NBC Connecticut Weather Center, click here and check the latest interactive radar on the Weather section of the site.

And to sign-up for school and business closings, click here.

 

First Published: Dec 18, 2009 6:18 AM CST

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