HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Winter Storm Bailey continues to wind down after dumping a foot of snow on some parts of the state.

Flakes started flying in Fairfield County around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Snow continued on, reaching central parts of the state by 7 p.m., which led to statewide snow cover by 8 p.m. Road conditions then deteriorated.

By Thursday morning, Winter Storm Bailey dumped anywhere between 10 and 15 inches of snow across most of the state. Southeastern Connecticut saw 4 to 8 inches.

Winter Storm Bailey snowfall

Snow became heavy at times, and even came down at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour at some points.

The snow amount is expected to be record-breaking for the Hartford area.

The record at Bradley International Airport, where records are kept, from 2016 was 6.5 inches.

The snow there on Thursday should surpass that.

A winter storm warning is in place for the entire state until 1 p.m. Thursday.

Winter Storm warning

School closings and parking bans were posted well before the storm. See the complete list here.

Snow showers will continue in some spots, but they will clear out by the afternoon.

Track the snow with Channel 3's interactive radar here.

A northeasterly also become stronger early Thursday morning, causing blowing and drifting.

Winter Storm Bailey team coverage at 4am

Ahead of the storm, Dixon warned of blizzard-like conditions.

Temperatures should stay in the 20s to near 30 degrees for most of Thursday.

There could be some partial clearing before the day is over, but it will be windy and cold with highs only in the 20s to near 30, and wind chills will be in the single digits and teens.

The sky will become clear by Thursday night. With the fresh snow cover, however, temps will dip into the 5 to 15 degree range.

The week should end on a quiet note.

Friday will be mostly sunny, breezy and cold with highs again in the 20s to near 30 degrees.

The wind should be light and calm.

Overnight lows into Saturday could be near zero in some parts of the state.

Saturday looks mostly sunny with highs in the low-30s.

A few rain or snow showers are possible on Sunday. Skies should be mostly cloudy with temps in the upper-30s to near 40 degrees.

Read the complete Technical Discussion by clicking here.

For weather updates on smartphones and tablets, download the Ch. 3 app here.

The proud tradition of naming winter storms continues exclusively at Channel 3, dating back to 1971, beginning with Ch. 3 and the Travelers Weather Service.

Viewers may remember Blizzard Larry, the Blizzard of ’78, the big ice storm of December 1973 named Felix, Storm Alfred in late October of 2011 and Blizzard Charlotte in 2013. Alfred’s heavy, wet snow caused a record power outage in CT, and Blizzard Charlotte dumped up to 40” of snow on the state.

Winter storms are named if at least 6 inches of snow is expected for much of the state, and/or half an inch of ice, which would occur during a major ice storm.

This winter, the theme is pet names, which is an extension of last winter’s theme. We only had 1 named storm last winter, and that was Winter Storm Abel. So, we decided to start where we left off. That’s why the first name on this winter’s list is Bailey, named after a horse. Read more here.

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(4) comments


Some people don't understand the difference between weather and climate. They are frequently republican and have a childishness to them that is annoying and sad.


I got a foot of global warming. LMFAO! Dumb arse liberturds.


You call liberals dumb arses yet have no grasp of what global warming is responsible for doing to weather patterns? ironic statemen is ironic.


Winter storm Gail.....

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