How bad will it be?

It depends on who you ask….

Forecaster Sam Champion on Good Morning America calls the coming storm “the worst to hit the East Coast” in a decade.

WTNH meteorologist Gil Simmons said that the snowfall will be heavier the farther east in Connecticut one goes, but that the potential for flooding is highest in the western end of the Long Island shoreline.

Levels 3 to 5 feet above normal are likely at Friday’s high tides, forecasters say. Snowfall of 10 to 15 inches is likely along the shore from Greenwich to Milford, Simmons says.

The storm will arrive between 4 and 9 a.m. Friday and intensify during the day, with the brunt of it arriving Friday night.

The Blizzard of ’78 brought two feet of snow and gale force winds piled drifted snow much higher than that. The potential for that kind of storm is possible but right now not likely, forecasters say.

Frank Juliano