When will it start snowing and how much will we get? Tracking the nor'easter in Conn.

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The nor'easter meteorologists warned earlier this week might hit Connecticut has been confirmed. The National Weather Service has updated predictions on what we should expect.

Up from Tuesday's initial prediction of about 3 inches, estimated snowfall for New London and Windham counties has increased to 4-6 inches. Snow should begin at midnight in most areas and continue through noon on Friday.

Hazardous conditions will impact the morning commute; parents will want to watch out for school closures or delays. We'll update this story and add more coverage at www.norwichbulletin.com as parking bans and closures are announced. We've included information on each community's usual parking bans, as well as whether or not they have been enacted.

Don Sholes, crew leader at Norwich Public Works, right, puts a load of salt in a snowplow operated by Robert Patton, light equipment operator Thursday in preparation for today's snowfall.
Don Sholes, crew leader at Norwich Public Works, right, puts a load of salt in a snowplow operated by Robert Patton, light equipment operator Thursday in preparation for today's snowfall.

Norwich snow estimates

Snowfall is likely around 2 a.m. Friday, with temperatures as low as 26 degrees. Expect 1-3 inches of snow at first. Winds should be calm, but will pick up into Friday morning, reaching gusts of 14 mph. Temperatures will rise to a high of 34 degrees with an additional 4-6 inches of snow. Skies will clear by Friday night as temperatures drop to a low of 16 degrees.

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No parking ban is in effect as of yet. As per town ordinance, parking on the odd side of all city streets during winter snow storms and subsequent snow removal operations is prohibited. Vehicles that violate this rule may be towed at owner's expense and/or fined $25.00. Also, residents must remove or sand all snow from the sidewalks abutting their properties.

Norwich Free Academy is closed tomorrow, January 7th.

Griswold snow estimates

Snow will begin midnight, with the brunt of the storm around 4 a.m. Friday. Expect 2-4 inches of snow by Friday morning, with a calm breeze and wind chill values of 20-25 degrees. An additional 2-4 inches of snow is expected through Friday morning with temperatures and winds rising to 34 degrees and 6-15 mph, respectively. Storm will taper off by Friday afternoon.

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No parking ban is in effect as of yet.

Griswold Public Schools are closed tomorrow, January 7th.

Killingly snow estimates

Snowfall begins in earnest for 3 a.m. Friday, with temperatures reaching a low of 27 degrees. Expect 2-4 inches of snow by Friday morning. Winds will rise to 8-15 mph with an additional 2-4 inches of snow through noon. The storm will dissipate by Friday night.

No parking ban is in effect as of yet. A parking ban in Killingly is usually announced on their Facebook page. The town will ask you to remove your vehicles from the roads so highway crews can clear the roads efficiently.

There are no school closures at this time.

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Plainfield snow estimates

Expect snowfall to begin by midnight, with 1-3 inches through the night. Temperatures will dip to 27 degrees. An additional 2-4 inches of snow is predicted for Friday morning. Winds should rise to 7-15 mph with temperatures reaching a high of 33 degrees. Skies will clear by Friday night.

The Plainfield Police Department has announced that a parking ban "will be in effect when one (1) inch of snow has fallen and will remain in effect until the Highway Department has cleared the roadways." All vehicles must be off the roadways.

There are no school closures at this time.

This article originally appeared on The Bulletin: Nor'easter updates for tonight's storm in Eastern Connecticut