UPDATE: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 5:30 a.m.–Wilton Public Schools have moved to remote learning today as the forecasted precipitation is expected to bring icy road conditions.
ORIGINAL STORY: Monday, Feb. 8, 4:15 p.m.–The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that’s in effect from 4 a.m. Tuesday until 1 a.m. Wednesday. Light to occasionally-moderate snow is expected with total snow accumulations of 2-4 inches throughout portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York.
Public safety officials say to plan on slippery road conditions that will impact the morning commute and possibly the evening commute.
The CT Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection has provided the following forecasting:
Tuesday Morning: Light snow is forecast to enter the state from west to east between 5-8 a.m. The snow may become moderate at times by late morning with maximum snowfall rates around one-half inch per hour. Temperatures are forecast to rise from the teens into the mid-20s with light winds of less than 10 mph. The impact on the morning rush hour is expected to be minor with a thin coating of snow on most roads.
Tuesday Afternoon: A period of moderate snow is possible especially across central Connecticut with a mix in southern CT between noon and 5 p.m. Maximum snowfall rates may reach three-quarters of an inch per hour at times with light winds around 10 mph. High temperatures are forecast to reach near freezing. The impact on the afternoon rush hour is expected to be minor to moderate with a few inches of snow on some roads.
Tuesday Evening: The snow is forecast to end from west to east early in the evening. Overnight lows are forecast to fall into the upper teens.
Total snowfall is currently forecast to range from 2-3 inches along the Massachusetts border and also along the coast. A band of higher snowfall totals ranging from 3-6 inches is possible across central Connecticut.
The extended outlook for the rest of the week includes a chance of another snow event on Thursday.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Wind chill values between 10-20 degrees. Northwest wind 7-9 mph.
Wednesday Night: A 30% chance of snow, mainly after 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20 degrees and a north wind around 7 mph.
Thursday: A 40% chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30 degrees.
Thursday Night: A 40% chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25 degrees.
Friday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19 degrees.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31 degrees.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17 degrees.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 30 degrees.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12 degrees.