UPDATE: BOE Curriculum Committee Meeting cancelled in Rocky Hill for Wednesday night.
After school activities in Rocky Hill have been cancelled.
Connecticut and the Northeast are in store for more rough weather this week as a nor'easter heads our way today, Nov. 7, and carries into Thursday morning.
Forecasters are predicting strong winds between 25 and 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Additionally, the storm will bring chilly temperatures and rain -- possibly even snow in some areas.
The nor'easter is expected to hit the Northeast from Cape Cod down to New York City, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last week. This incoming storm's winds are expecting to be even more damaging as many trees, limbs and structures have already been weakened by last week's superstorm.
United Illuminating and Connecticut Light & Power are preparing for potentially severe weather—even though the utility companies are still dealing with the last bout of outages from Hurricane Sandy.
At this time, the National Weather Service has "moderate confidence" that there will be accumulating wet snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The areas with the highest probability for snowfall will be interior New England, including western Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and possibly northeastern Rhode Island.
Forecasters at The Weather Channel are also predicting coastal flooding with the nor'easter in some areas. Unlike during Hurricane Sandy, the flooding will not coincide with astronomical high tides.
NWS is also warning that this storm will be dangerous for mariners with gusts between 50 and 55 knots. A gale watch is in effect for all of Narragansett Bay.
Local Rocky Hill Forcast from NOAA for the remainder of the week:
- This Afternoon: Rain likely before 1pm, then snow. High near 40. Breezy, with a north wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
- Tonight: Snow before 9pm, then rain. Low around 32. Breezy, with a north wind 16 to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
- Thursday: Rain likely, mainly before 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
- Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph.
- Friday: Sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.