Snow is coming down: Major winter storm began in Monroe at 8 a.m.

The major winter storm expected to impact the Northeast and New England from Friday into Saturday began this morning about 8 a.m. in Monroe.

As much as one to two feet of snow is forecast from the New York City metro area to Maine, with localized heavier amounts possible. This, in addition to wind gusts as high as 60-75 mph, will create significant impacts to transportation and power. Coastal flooding also is possible from Boston northward.

Connecticut Light & Power is staffing up its information centers all across the state. Some workers will stay at hotels so they don’t have to travel home at night. Line crews and tree crews are coming in from out of state.


The forecast for Monroe

Today the National Weather Service forecast is snow all day with high temperature near 33, breezy, with a northeast wind 17-20 mph with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches is possible.

Tonight the snow could be heavy at times with a low around 21, blustery, with a north wind around 25 mph and gusts as high as 49 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches is possible.

On Saturday, snow is likely, mainly before 1 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Saturday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 8 and wind chill values as low as -7. Blustery, with a northwest wind 13 to 21 mph, gusts could be as high as 32 mph.

Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 32. Later in the week, on Wednesday night, more snow is possible.

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