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Snow falling throughout Connecticut on Saturday

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

While Connecticut continues to clean up after Winter Storm Easton, WFSB meteorologists said residents should expect possibly two storms to hit the state this weekend. 

A winter weather advisory was issued for Hartford, Tolland, Windham, New Haven and Middlesex counties from late Saturday morning through late Saturday night. A Winter weather advisory was issued for Litchfield County until 9 p.m. Saturday.

A winter storm watch was issued for New London County from late Saturday morning through late Saturday night.

A low-pressure system rapidly strengthened to the east of New England and moved into Connecticut.

"Connecticut will be on the western fringe of this snow, with a fairly distinct drop-off in snow totals from east to west across the state," WFSB meteorologist Mike Cameron said. 

The snow started falling in parts of Connecticut on Saturday afternoon. People reported seeing snow fall in Enfield, Waterford, Vernon and Uncasville.

"During the afternoon, the snow will become steady, but generally stay on the lighter side," Cameron said.

The highest accumulation of snow will be in easternmost Connecticut, especially along I-395 near the Rhode Island line where 4 to 8 inches could fall, WFSB meteorologists forecasted. 

WFSB meteorologists said the residents in the rest of Connecticut should see between 2 to 5 inches of snow. 

Wind is expected to be a problem with Saturday's storm. Wind will be sustained at more than 20 mph and could gust at times to higher than 40 mph Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

"Wind will also be a problem with this storm. When a storm goes through this 'bombogenesis' (rapid strengthening), great amounts of wind energy gets generated," Cameron said.

Power outages are possible with these strong winds, WFSB meteorologists forecasted.

Another storm could hit the state Sunday night, according to various reports. However, it "will be the better half of the weekend."

"It'll be windy and cold with highs in the mid to upper 20s. However, the sky will be bright and sunny," Cameron said.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is reporting slippery conditions in Waterbury, Danbury and Hartford.

In East Lyme, on Interstate 95 around 6 p.m., the roads were snow-packed as the snow continued to fall and there was decreased visibility.

There have been some reports of cars sliding and spinning out because of the slippery conditions.

WFSB meteorologists are keeping an eye on these storms and will provide updates throughout the weekend on air and online.

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