Snow Central–Updates on the Monday, Dec. 2 Storm
UPDATE: 9:30 P.M.–The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement: “Multiple bands of moderate to heavy snow will drop from north to south across the area over the next couple of hours. Those locations that get under one of these bands could receive a quick inch or two in an hour. Snow covered roadways and sudden reduction in visibility will make for difficult travel. Elsewhere, periods of light snow will continue for much of the night.”
The National Weather Service has placed Wilton (and the New York City metropolitan area) under a Winter Storm Warning, which will remain in effect until 7 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Heavy snow is expected, with accumulations of 5-10 inches predicted for interior southern Connecticut, as well as portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York.
The local forecast specific to Wilton is a bit more moderate than the overarching warning: rain before 1 p.m., then rain and snow. Temperatures will fall to around 32 degrees by 5 p.m., with wind chill values between 20 and 25. A north wind will blow around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch is possible. Later tonight, conditions will turn to snow, with new accumulation of 2-4 inches possible. Temperatures will drop to a low around 29 degrees, with wind chill values between 20 and 25, and winds remaining the same as earlier in the day.
Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous the morning evening commute.
The NWS did warn of a potential for heavy snow banding to develop over the area, with snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour possible. If this occurs, snowfall amounts could be a few inches higher than forecast.
Early predictions for Tuesday morning, according to the NWS, show a 20% chance of snow before 11 a.m., with cloudy skies gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 37 (wind chill values between 20-30).
GOOD Morning Wilton will continue report any snowstorm information we receive here:
Wilton Public Schools
Wilton Public Schools will follow a shortened day schedule today. Shortened Day dismissal times:
Cider Mill School–11:55 a.m.
Miller-Driscoll School–1:15 p.m.
Due to the impending snow and the Wilton Schools Early Dismissal all afternoon programs and classes are cancelled including Child Watch, the Afterschool Program and classes held at the Gymnastics Center. The Wahoos and 50M pool are on a modified schedule. Please check the YMCA website for updates before coming in.
State Emergency Information
Gov. Ned Lamont maintains an email alert list with updates from the state. To sign up for alerts, visit this link this link.
Update 2:50 p.m.–Wilton Library
Wilton Library will be closing early at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, Monday, Dec. 2, due to the impending snowstorm and what will be deteriorating driving conditions.