A winter storm is forecast for this weekend in CT. How much snow will your town get?

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Initial snowfall totals have jumped across Eastern Connecticut for this weekend's blizzard, with the National Weather Service now expecting anywhere from 8 inches to over a foot of snow, depending on your town.

Meteorologists are expecting snowfall to begin late Friday night, with the storm's peak lasting through Saturday morning and midday. A good rule of thumb for this storm is the farther to the east you live, the more snow you should expect.

While you won't have to worry about school closures, watch for parking bans, snow ordinances and power outages in your town. We've got everything you need to know below about how much snow your town or city will see and what bans are in effect.

A snowplow clears a road in Colchester in this photo from Jan. 7.
A snowplow clears a road in Colchester in this photo from Jan. 7.

How many inches of snow will Norwich get?

Expect snow to begin Friday night, but steadier snowfall will begin arounat 1 a.m. Saturday. Temperatures will bottom out at 16 degrees with a 5-10 mph breeze and gusts as high as 25 mph.

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Saturday morning will see the brunt of snowfall, with 7-11 inches expected by storm's end. Temperatures will sit at about 19 degrees with higher winds and gusts in the 30s. Snowfall will peter off into Saturday night and cease by Sunday morning.

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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.

How many inches of snow will Griswold get?

Griswold could receive slightly lighter snowfall than other Eastern Connecticut towns. Snow will likely begin Saturday after 1 a.m., with wind gusts in the 20s and low, frigid temperatures.

Stephanie Johnson clears her sidewalks and driveway of snow in Norwich in this photo from Jan. 7.
Stephanie Johnson clears her sidewalks and driveway of snow in Norwich in this photo from Jan. 7.

Expect low visibility as blustery winds drop 8-12 inches worth of snow through Saturday. Wind speeds will increase to an average of 14-18 mph with gusts reaching 38.

No parking ban is in effect as of yet.

How many inches of snow will Killingly get?

Snowfall expectations have increased. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect starting Friday night as temperatures will dip to lows of 15 degrees. Snowfall will pick up rapidly into Saturday morning.

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Be prepared for blistering winds of 18-25 mph and gusts as high as 31. 10-16 inches of snow is expected through 4 p.m., with an additional1-3 inches falling Saturday night. Wind speeds will remain high into Sunday morning.

Killingly expected parking ban visual.
Killingly expected parking ban visual.

No parking ban is in effect as of yet, but one is expected, as per Killingly's Town Government. 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.

How many inches of snow will Plainfield get?

Expect higher snowfall than more western towns. Snow will begin late Friday night, with temperatures as low as 16 degrees and 5-14 mph winds.

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Saturday morning will be blustery, with winds averaging around 20 mph and gusts as high as 48. Expect anywhere from 10-16 inches of snow. An additional 2-4 inches is expected through Saturday night as the storm passes on.

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.

This article originally appeared on The Bulletin: Snowfall and winter weather: How much snow will your town get?