A strong Nor’Easter will pound the state, bringing damaging winds and heavy rain.  Some parts of the state could see up to 3 inches of rain and potential flooding.

CT Post reports that forecasters already placed the state under a high wind watch as gusts could reach 45mph starting tonight.  Also, flood warnings went into effect along the coastline in anticipation for the rainfall.

Those who park close to the shore should park on higher ground tonight because it’s also a full moon tonight. Meaning higher tides and increased risk of flooding.  But, you already knew that.  But, if here’s the tide times if you need a refresher.

Anyways, the state expects the Nor’Easter to dump an average of 2.25″ rainfall starting tonight into tomorrow evening.   The National Weather Service says that’s a conservative prediction, though:

“Heavier bands could produce localized higher amounts. Smaller rivers and streams across the area will be most vulnerable to the possibility of flooding.”

Fairfield County looks to reap the most rain, which begins 7pm tonight.  However, the worst of the rain starts  9pm tonight through 8pm tomorrow.

Which means… you’ll need you rain boots tomorrow for sure.

But some areas in CT might need to have something else on hand for tomorrow, as well.

Unfortunately, the northern part of the state might see snow mixing in with those heavy showers.  If any of it sticks, know it’s the heavy and wet kind everyone hates to shovel.

So, if you live in Torrington up through the Northwest Hills, 3 to 4 inches of snow might head your way.  If any does fall, it’ll be between 6am and 8pm tomorrow.

However, the rain and snow takes the backseat when it comes to wind predictions.  Forecasters cautions that winds might gust upwards of 60mph.  A high wind watch remains in effect through Saturday morning with the brunt of these damaging winds expected to strike between 5pm Friday and 2am Saturday.

Power outages are likely, too.  The northern parts of the state will be hit the hardest, though.

So, with that said, make sure you have what you need for the Nor’Easter tonight.  This baby will make our Friday a little painful, but nothing we New Englanders can’t handle.

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