UPDATE: Wilton Schools are Closed; Sleet and Ice May Impact Thursday Morning Commute

photo: GMW/Drew Gumins

UPDATE, Thursday, Jan. 20, 5:15 a.m. — Due to the timing of the storm and the expected refreezing, the Wilton Public Schools and offices will be closed today, Thursday, Jan. 20.

ORIGINAL STORY:  The National Weather Service has issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” for the Wilton area, predicting we might get some light snow between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, that may impact the morning commute. A light snowfall accumulation could result in snow covered and icy roads.

The Weather Channel has predicted more of a wintry mix of that will fall overnight into the morning, starting with rain around 2 a.m. and turning to a combination of snow and sleet by 4 a.m.

However, Fairfield County is not included in the more significant Winter Weather Advisory that was issued for New York City, Long Island, southern Westchester, and portions of northeast New Jersey for Thursday morning. Forecasts are calling for 1-3 inches of snow falling in those areas during the morning rush hours.