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Impacts of Developing Nor'Easter Uncertain

The storm is expected to hit Groton Wednesday morning and last through Thursday, but the exact strength — and snow amounts — remain unclear, according to the National Weather Service.


A nor'easter developing along the mid-Atlantic is forecast to hit our area Wednesday morning — exactly how bad it will be is still up in the air, though.

With the storm expected to intensify as it slowly tracks east, the National Weather Service today issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for northern and southern New London County, along with Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties in Connecticut.

"Forecast uncertainty surrounds the exact details of how this storm will evolve," the weather service reports, "but the potential exists for several inches of snow...and strong winds...with gusts between 40 and 50 mph."

When Will it Start Snowing in Groton?

According to the National Weather Service seven-day forecast for Groton, there will be a chance of rain and snow Wednesday through Friday, and strong gusts of winds during that time.

Rain may start before 9 a.m. on Wednesday, changing to snow in the evening, according to the forecast. A rain and snow mix is expected to continue on and off through Friday night, with minimal accumulation expected, the National Weather Service reports.

Looking ahead to the weekend, things appear to clear up just in time for Saturday and Sunday.

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