Two-day nor'easter could drop up to 14 inches of snow

Up to 14 inches of snow could fall early this week — and unlike Saturday’s early morning snow this could be the first storm of the year to really snarl commutes.

A winter storm watch is in effect for Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening, Jan. 25-26, according to the National Weather Service. The watch is for Milford and the rest of southwestern Connecticut.

Heavy snow and blizzard-like conditions could bring 10 to 14 inches of snow to the area, according to the weather service. Winds will be 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, according to the weather service. The storm could make visibility down to a quarter of a mile or less.

The heaviest snow and strongest winds, according to the weather service, are expected late Monday into Tuesday morning.

With the strong winds, the blowing and drifting of snow with the near-blizzard conditions could make the storm’s effects even worst, the weather service warned in a winter storm watch issued Sunday morning for the Monday-Tuesday storm.

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that might impact travel.