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Waterford Awaits a Blizzard

The National Weather Service is predicting heavy snow, particularly tonight.

The National Weather Service is predicting a blizzard for the region today and tonight, which is projected to drop more than a foot of snow in Waterford.

First Selectman Dan Steward said the snow removal equipment and public works crew is ready to go. Steward also said he has been in contact with Connecticut Light & Power as the blizzard is expected to bring heavy winds, which could knock out power.

On Thursday evening, Superintendent Jerome Belair cancelled school for today.

The Forecast

*Courtesy of the National Weather Service

Today: Snow. High near 36. Breezy, with a northeast wind 16 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 23. Windy, with a northeast wind 31 to 36 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 10 to 16 inches possible.

Saturday: Snow, mainly before noon. High near 29. Windy, with a north wind 24 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a north wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 31. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

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