Winter weather: strong winds, some snow, coastal flooding

Drivers might have a difficult commute this evening with wind gusts reaching up to 40 mph and wet snow falling.

The National Weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for tonight at 6 through 6 p.m. tomorrow, March 7. for southwestern Connecticut. About two to four inches of snow will accumulate tonight, the report said, and one to three inches through Friday. The worst part of the storm may be the winds, at 20 to 30 mph, or gusts up to 40 mph, which can bring down tree branches and powerlines, “especially combined with wet snow,” the weather service stated.

The National Weather service urges drivers to take caution:

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow…sleet…or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities…and use caution while driving.

A coastal flood advisory is also in effect from 5 p.m.  to 8 p.m. this evening.

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