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High Wind Advisory Declared for Middlesex County

The storm is expected to drop 2-4 inches of snow and ice in the region before turning over to rain.

 

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Middlesex County from 4 p.m. today through 6 a.m. Thursday. Snow could begin falling intermittently just before 1:30 p.m., Wednesday.

Winds, which carry a potential for danger, are expected from 25 TO 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 miles per hour. The stronges are expected Wednesday evening into later tonight.

Gusts of 58 miles per hour or more, according to the NWS, could cause property damage.

Snow and ice are expected as well, though accumulations are not expected to exceed 6 inches and would more likely be 2 to 4 inches in central and northern Connecticut.

"Any snow or ice would make driving and walking difficult," the National Weather Service reported on Wednesday morning. "When temperatures are below freezing, motorists need to be especially careful on bridges and overpasses where slippery spots can easily develop."

Those traveling for the holiday should be extremely cautious if heading north. Accumulations in Massachusetts and Northern New England could be significantly more — up to 16 inches in spots — the weather service said.

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