NWS: 4 to 8 inches of snow in the forecast for CT

A file photo of a snow-covered Elm Street in Shelton, Conn., taken on Dec. 17, 2020.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the entire state through Friday night as a storm is expected to drop anywhere from about 4 to 8 inches of snow.

The precipitation is forecast to start falling Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Between 3 and 5 inches of snow is expected to coat the state by nightfall, with another 1 to 3 inches possible overnight into Friday.

By the end of the Thursday morning commute, the weather service said drivers in southwest Connecticut can expect snow-covered roads, poor visibility and hazardous travel. The storm could impact the Thursday night and Friday morning and evening commutes.

The weather service said the heaviest snow will likely fall late Thursday morning into late Thursday afternoon, with rates of up to 1 inch per hour possible.

Once Thursday evening hits, snow will become lighter, with periods of light snow into Friday. The precipitation is forecast to taper off Friday afternoon into the evening.

Banding could lead to some locally higher snowfall totals of 6 to 8 inches.

Connecticut Media Group