[Updated] Nov. 7 at 5:40 p.m.
Update Submitted by the Town of Simsbury
Wind advisories and winter weather advisories remain in effect for Hartford County. For the rest of the afternoon, moderate wet snow is expected to continue across most of the state. The rain / snow line is forecast to move more slowly to the North and West during the next 4 hours reaching the Middletown area by 8:00 PM.
Snow has begun sticking to some un-treated roads, bridges and on/off ramps and the overall impact on the afternoon and evening rush hour is expected to be moderate.
Total snowfall is forecast to range from no accumulation in Southeastern CT, 1 – 2 inches along the immediate Western coast, 2 - 4” in Central CT up to 7” in the higher elevations of the Northwest Hills.
Winds inland are forecast to range from 15 – 25 MPH with gusts to 45 MPH at times. Please use caution when travelling.
To receive safety information during an emergency, please register with the state-wide CTAlert system and the Town of Simsbury’s Community Alert system. You can register for both systems by visiting the Town’s website at www.simsbury-ct.gov and clicking on the “Community Alert” icon on the front page of the website.
[Updated] Nov. 7 at 3:50 p.m.
As an early winter storm covers the region in snow, a wind advisory has been added to the ongoing winter weather advisory.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory earlier on Wednesday. Forecasters have added a Wind Advisory to the list, predicting that wind gusts of up to 50 mph could come along with the heavy snow that is falling across much of the state.
Both the advisories will remain in effect until Thursday morning.
The snow had already begun to fall in Simsbury shortly before noon on Wednesday as a Nor'easter, which has been given the name Athena, arrived in the region.
According to a statement from the Town of Simsbury, light snow began falling in the Hartford Area around 11:45 a.m.
A band of the nor'easter is passing through central Conn. currently and other bands of precipitation could follow this afternoon.
"During the next several hours towns can expect wet snow to fall moderate to briefly heavy at times as these bands move across the state. Between the bands the snow is expected to be light and may change over to rain or drizzle and then back to snow when the precipitation falls more heavily. Most roads are wet at this time," the statement said.
The town of Simsbury issued a weather alert Wednesday morning as forecasters were predicting snow and possibly ice for our region.
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