Nor'easter to dump several inches of snow - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Winter Storm Elsa

Nor'easter to dump several inches of snow

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In less than one week, a second nor'easter, which Channel 3 has named Winter Storm Elsa, is expected to hit on Wednesday.

A winter storm warning has already been posted for the entire state for Wednesday morning through Thursday morning. New London County remains under a winter storm watch and could see some mixed precipitation. 

Meteorologist Scot Haney said most of the state could get at least 8 inches of snow, and some areas could see up to 18 inches to 2 feet of snow. 

Due to the amount of snow expected, Channel 3 has named this storm Winter Storm Elsa! For more on how we chose the names, and why we name winter storms, click here.

Futurecast showed snow just starting to enter the state from the west, after the morning commute.

Temperatures should be in the mid-30s to possibly near 40, but they will drop closer to the freezing mark when the snow becomes steadier.

The snow could become heavy at times on Wednesday afternoon and will last through Wednesday night.

"Snowfall rates could reach 1-2”/hr. during the height of the storm," Haney said.

Temperatures drop Wednesday night.

The system should pull away by late Thursday morning, and the rest of the day will be mostly cloudy and blustery.

Snowfall totals are expected to range from 8 inches to 18, but more than 2 feet of snow could fall especially in the Litchfield Hills.

After Wednesday's storm, the rest of the week looks tranquil.

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