Updated: Friday, 08 Feb 2013, 8:03 AM EST
Published : Friday, 08 Feb 2013, 8:03 AM EST
(WTNH) -- Snow will become heavier as the day goes on and when all is said and done, the storm could rival the Blizzard of 1978.
According to Gov. Malloy, all nonessential state employees should not report to work on Friday.
As of Friday morning, Blizzard Warnings remained in effect for all of Connecticut.
Snow is expected to overspread the state through the morning hours, with the heaviest snow falling from afternoon into the evening and overnight hours. Travel is not advised after 4 p.m. as whiteout conditions are forecast to make travel next to impossible.
Strong winds Friday night into Saturday morning may cause power outages. The most damaging winds are expected along the shoreline and across eastern Connecticut.
After snow tapers off during the day on Saturday, 1 to 2 feet is expected to be on the ground. Some of the hills in northeastern Connecticut could pick up more than 24 inches of snowfall.
In addition to the snow and wind, coastal flooding is another concern along the shoreline.