The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down briefly in Worcester Sunday.
Streets are flooded in parts of Connecticut and nearly 1,700 power outages are reported as heavy rain moves across southern New England.
Heavy flooding throughout northern New England was blamed for at least one fatality as officials on Wednesday urged residents in all three states to avoid water-covered roadways and watch out for overflowing rivers.
Schools across Connecticut are opened 90 minutes to two hours late because of icy road conditions.
A speedy winter storm that blew through parts of the Great Lakes and East on Tuesday is expected to leave a trail of warmer weather and rain that should provide a respite for residents weary of weeks of bitter cold but also create the potential for flooding and collapsing roofs in some areas.
After delaying the start of the workday until 10:00 a.m., Governor Malloy this morning cancelled the first shift for those employees considered non-essential.
Metro-North has announced a reduced schedule for the morning commute.
Legislative leaders and the governor’s office are delaying the start of the legislature for a day, due to the weather forecast
Another looming winter storm is changing the opening day plans for Connecticut’s General Assembly.
Many schools across Connecticut are closed and some flights at Bradley International Airport have been cancelled because of a storm expected to bring up to 5 inches of snow.