There's a Nor'easter Headed Our Way -- But Impacts Are Uncertain

The storm is expected to hit Ellington and Somers Wednesday morning and last through Thursday, but the exact strength -- and snow amounts -- remain unclear, according to the National Weather Service.

A nor'easter developing along the mid-Atlantic is forecast to hit our area Wednesday morning -- exactly how bad it will be is still up in the air, though.

With the storm expected to intensify as it slowly tracks east, the National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties.

"Forecast uncertainty surrounds the exact details of how this storm will evolve," according to the weather service, "but the potential exists for...strong winds with gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour."

As a result, a Coastal Flood Watch was also issued at 5:09 a.m. today, March 5, and will carry through 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, according to the National Weather Service. The watch affects southern Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties.

In addition, the service says, "While the current forecast keeps snowfall amounts between 1 and 3 inches...there is a chance for higher accumulations...mainly Wednesday night."

When Will it Start Snowing in Ellington and Somers?

According to the National Weather Service seven-day forecast for Ellington and Somers, there will be a chance of rain and snow Wednesday through Friday, and strong gusts of winds during that time.

There is a slight chance of snow showers before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, and then a chance of rain showers. Snow, possibly mixed with rain, will be seen on Wednesday night, and it will become all snow after 7 p.m. 

On Thursday, snow is likely, especially after 9 a.m., the National Weather Service reports. There will be a chance of snow on Thursday night and on Friday morning before 10 a.m. Then there will be a chance of rain.


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