A nor'easter will continue to spread a swath of strong wind, rain and snow across the state into Thursday.
While the storm will not be nearly as intense as Sandy was a little over a week ago, it will cause travel and power disruptions, as well as minor coastal flooding.
Water levels are forecast to run approximately 2 to perhaps 3 feet above routine tides with the greatest departures and risk of minor coastal flooding during the high tide cycle late tonight/early Thursday morning.
A more northerly component to the wind will play a role in minimizing the storm surge impact to the state. However, that wind is also keeping just enough cold air around the state for snow.
The winds, however, can be strong enough to bring down weakened trees, taking more power lines with them. Gusts of 55 to 60 mph are possible in the southern and eastern counties with 45- to 50-mph gusts in the northwest. The winds can down trees even in the non-heavy snow areas.
Accumulating snow of 1 to 3 inches is forecast to fall across central Connecticut with wet snow making an appearance in some of the eastern counties for a time.
The heaviest and longest lasting snow is likely along and west of Route 8, where local amounts of a half a foot or more can occur.
Road conditions will range from wet to slushy in eastern areas to slippery and snow-covered in western areas.
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