A nor'easter developing along the mid-Atlantic is forecast to hit our area Wednesday morning -- exactly how bad it will be is still up in the air, though.
With the storm expected to intensify as it slowly tracks east, the National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for New Haven, Fairfield and Middlesex counties.
"Forecast uncertainty surrounds the exact details of how this storm will evolve," according to the weather service, "but the potential exists for...strong winds with gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour."
As a result, a Coastal Flood Watch was also issued at 5:09 a.m. today, March 5, and will carry through 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, according to the National Weather Service. The watch affects southern Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties.
In addition, the service says, "While the current forecast keeps snowfall amounts between 1 and 3 inches...there is a chance for higher accumulations...mainly Wednesday night."
When Will it Start Snowing in Milford?
According to the National Weather Service seven-day forecast for Milford, there will be a chance of rain and snow Wednesday through Friday. Here's a day-by-day breakdown:
Wednesday: A chance of rain and snow before 1pm, then snow. High near 41. Breezy, with a northeast wind 13 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Wednesday Night: Snow. Low around 31. Windy, with a northeast wind 25 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Thursday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Windy, with a north wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Thursday Night: Snow likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Windy, with a north wind 23 to 28 mph decreasing to 17 to 22 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday: Snow likely before 1pm, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.