Unfortunately, it’s another week (March 12-18) when I have to talk about a nor’easter. This nor’easter, the third one this month, will drop snow to Wilton Monday night into Tuesday, but there are some positives with this storm compared to the other two storms.
Monday, Mar. 12: Monday is going to be the calm before the storm–yes, there will be another nor’easter on the way Monday night into Tuesday. Before then, expect mostly cloudy skies paired with high temperatures into the low 40s. That will feel quite nice, especially because winds will be light, making it eerily calm before snow from Winter Storm Skylar moves in.
Tuesday, Mar. 13: A nor’easter will likely impact the area on Tuesday. Snow will begin Monday night into at least Tuesday morning, then it will taper off during the afternoon. I’m currently forecasting between 3-7 inches of snow due to the moderate uncertainty that still exists, because the exact track of this nor’easter is still not known. Some of the model guidance suggests that this low pressure will track closer to the coast than currently forecast, which would mean an increased amount of snowfall. Temperatures will also be cold enough for accumulating snow, especially because about half of the snow will fall overnight when there’s no heating effect from the sunshine.
It’s another nor’easter so you’re probably feeling worried about more power outages. Luckily, I think this snow will be a bit lighter and winds will only reach gusts up to 30 mph. With the most recent storm, some parts of town received up to 20 inches, which was enough to take down trees. For more details and analysis on Winter Storm Skylar, visit my Jackson’s Weather website.
Wednesday, Mar. 14: As we get into Wednesday, our nor’easter will move into Canada, but behind it may be an inverted trough. This feature may allow for the development of light snow showers at times during the day, especially in the afternoon, which may drop additional but minor snowfall. Otherwise it will be a mostly cloudy and chilly day. Temperatures will struggle to surpass the freezing mark.
Thursday, Mar. 15: Beginning Thursday, we’ll finally experience a stretch of relatively quiet weather. Expect partly cloudy skies on Thursday paired with maximum temperatures in the low 40s, which is near the average high of 46 degrees.
Friday, Mar. 16: On Friday, it will be quite similar to Thursday, although it will be a touch cooler with highs in the 30s. That chill will be combined with mostly sunny skies to end the week.
Saturday, Mar. 17: The weekend should be pretty quiet and it will be milder. On Saturday, highs will get into the mid 40s. That will feel nice under the mostly sunny skies.
Sunday, Mar. 18: Sunday will be a couple degrees warmer. Could we hit 50 degrees? Maybe, there is some model guidance support for that warmth. Either way, it will feel warmer than it’s been with mostly sunny skies.
Jackson Dill is a Wilton High School senior who started the website, Jackson’s Weather. His 7-day forecast will appear each Monday on GOOD Morning Wilton. Visit Jackson’s Weather to find out any changes in the forecast. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @JacksonsWeather for around-the-clock updates.