Winter Weather Advisory Issued as Nor'easter Approaches

Only a week following Sandy, the region prepares for an early blast of winter weather as a nor'easter gains strength along the coast, already causing the Windsor Public Schools District to cut the school day short today.

On the heels of Hurricane Sandy a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for our region as a Nor'easter gains strength along the mid-Atlantic coast.

With some sloppy weather and wind gusts on the way, the Windsor Public School system just announced that schools will dismiss early today. Here is the information from the school department's website:

All schools will be dismissed early today, due to the impending storm.

  • Windsor High School: 12:20 p.m.
  • Sage Park Middle School: 12:50 p.m.
  • Elementary Schools: 1:25 p.m.
  • All afternoon and evening activities are cancelled.

The National Weather Service advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. on Wednesday until 7 a.m. on Thursday. Areas in northern Connecticut, western and central Massachussetts, southern New Hampshire and Rhode Island could see as much as 1-4 inches of snow, according to a recent forecast.

The Hartford area could also see up to one tenth of an inch of ice, according to the NWS advisory.

Snow is expected to spread from the southern part of the affected region to the north beginning around mid-afternoon on Wednesday. Snow and freezing rain could accumulate before changing to light freezing rain or rain, according to the advisory.

Wind gusts up to 45 mph could accompany the storm as it passes to the northeast overnight.

The advisory warns drivers of slippery conditions as the storm develops and advises motorists to be extremely careful when crossing bridges and overpasses where ice can easily develop in the cold temperatures.

While Connecticut Light and Power officials are still monitoring the restoration process following Hurricane Sandy, they say they're prepared for the possiblity of severe weather over the next 24 hours.


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