4th nor'easter in three weeks to dump several inches of snow - WFSB 3 Connecticut


4th nor'easter in three weeks to dump several inches of snow

Posted: Updated:

The state's fourth nor'easter in less than three weeks is just hours away and will dump several inches of snow across CT.

Winter Storm Genny is expected to bring between 6 and 12 inches of snow on interior portions of the state and some locally higher amounts. Towards the northern border near Massachusetts, the storm is expected to bring between 2 and 5 inches. 

A winter storm warning goes into place for the entire state on Wednesday morning and runs through Thursday morning. A coastal flood advisory was also issued for parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties.

Some school districts started posting early dismissals for Wednesday. See the list here.

Waterbury Schools announced on Tuesday night they wold be closed on Wednesday. This will push their last day of school to June 21st. 

Channel 3 will begin broadcasting early on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, starting at 4 a.m.

Track the storm with the Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler here.

"Here in Connecticut, snow will spread northward across the state tomorrow morning, but the heaviest snow will fall during the afternoon and evening especially from Hartford southward," Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said.

The evening commute will be the most impacted.

"Most of the state will see all snow, but there may be some mixing with sleet and rain for a brief period of time in Southeastern Connecticut," DePrest said.

When all is said and done, DePrest said most of the state should receive between 6 and 12 inches of snow. Higher amounts are possible in some spots, especially in central and southern parts of the state.

In northern CT, there will be a sharp cut-off between a lot of snow and very little snow. 

"It is possible that only a few inches of snow will fall near the Massachusetts border. This is a tough snowfall forecast since that sharp cut-off line could waver north or south," DePrest said.

Winds will gust to 30 and 40 mph, especially late Tuesday night. Scattered power outages are possible, but it isn't expected to be a big problem in CT.

Snow will end around dawn on Thursday.

Partial clearing should take place on Thursday with a high of 42 degrees. However, the wind may stick around.

Lingering snow showers are possible.

Read the latest in the technical discussion here.

For weather alerts on smartphones and tablets, head here or text "WFSB" to 23765 to download the Channel 3 app.

Copyright 2018 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.