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Winds cause damage in parts of CT on Thursday; snow to come this weekend

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Winds ripped some trees down in Vernon on Thursday. (iwitness) Winds ripped some trees down in Vernon on Thursday. (iwitness)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Thursday started out with a foggy commute, but the sun came out and warmed things up.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said there is a chance for showers or a thunderstorm going into Thursday evening, and temperatures will fall back through the 50s and then into the 40s.

On Thursday evening, strong winds were reported in parts of the state.

For Friday, it'll be dry to start. However, there is a chance for even more showers. Temps won't be as warm as they will be on Thursday.

"Temperatures will drop through the 40s then into the 30s Friday evening. Overnight lows will be in the 20s," DePrest said.

Saturday is forecasted to be chilly and breezy, but sunny.

Spring arrives at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, but snow could be coming to kick the season off.

DePrest said a storm will move up the coast and it could deliver enough snow to plow and shovel.

"All of our trusted computer guidance models are forecasting a storm that will impact the state," DePrest said, adding that there are some significant differences in the storm track.

The GFS model is forecasting all snow for Connecticut with a storm track to the east of Cape Cod. If this happens, Connecticut will be on the fringe of the heavy snow with heavier snow in the eastern part of the state.

However, the European Model is forecasting a track closer to the coast. If this scenario pans out, snow could mix with rain over the eastern part of the state and the western part would get the heaviest snow.

"Other scenarios are possible as well. However, where precipitation remains all snow there is the potential for 6” or more," DePrest said.

There are timing differences among the models as well.

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