The first part of the new week (January 23-29) in Wilton will be messy with a nor’easter Monday into Tuesday, bringing rain instead of snow, even though it’s the middle of winter. Then the rest of the week will be cooler and much drier with the sunshine finally returning.
Monday, Jan. 23: So on Monday, there will be a classic, winter nor’easter. The only thing that’s wrong with this one, however, it that it will be too warm for snow. Instead it will be an ugly, gloomy, and rainy day. In the morning, I think it will still be dry with cloudy skies and gusty winds up to 30 mph. Don’t be caught off guard, though; Pack the rain gear because it won’t be until the afternoon for when the full force of the storm begins to be felt. Moderate to heavy rain will then begin to move in along with the stronger winds. Winds may actually gust all the way up to 50 mph, so I do believe scattered power outages are possible due to downed branches–hence the Wind Advisory in effect from 1 a.m. Monday through 1 a.m. Tuesday. All of that rain will continue into the overnight hours, which is when I think the winds will be at their strongest and the rain will be the heaviest.
Tuesday, Jan. 24: The center of the coastal storm will move east of us by daybreak Tuesday. As drier air from the north will work its way in, it will allow for only a few scattered showers at times throughout the day. Otherwise Tuesday will be a mostly cloudy and slightly milder day. Winds will still be blowing strong, though, gusting up to 45 mph at sunrise, down to 30 mph by the evening.
Wednesday, Jan. 25: That storm will finally be out of here as we begin our Wednesday. A new stretch of much nicer, brighter and pretty seasonable weather will begin. Wednesday will be the nicest day of the week, unless you love the cold or a rainy nor’easter, featuring abundant sunshine and very mild temperatures in excess of ten degrees above average.
Thursday, Jan. 26: Thursday will also be a very nice day with a continuation of that warmth. It won’t be as sunny of a day, however, because of lake-effect snow coming from the Great Lakes. Wilton won’t get any snow, but the clouds from that snow may take over our skies at times in the afternoon, making for a sunny to partly cloudy day. It will also be another windy, gusty day.
Friday, Jan. 27: Friday will follow that similar setup with the morning sunshine then afternoon clouds, but now there will be the passage of a cold front. With that frontal passage, colder air will ooze in and the strong winds will remain in place. I feel like everyday this week I’m taking about it being windy!
Saturday, Jan. 28: Getting into the weekend, it’s going to be beautiful as the quiet, boring weather continues. On Saturday, expect sunny skies in the morning, then periods of sun and clouds in the morning. Temperatures will be at average in the upper 30s for a high and the mid 20s for a low to start the day.
Sunday, Jan. 29: The weather will be an exact duplicate on Sunday as the winter-like weather, minus the snow, settles into the Northeast region.
Jackson Dill is a Wilton High School junior 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.