Monday morning snow could last all day
Those hoping for a snowy Super Bowl are going to be disappointed Sunday night, but school children hoping for extended weekend might be in luck on Monday.
A winter weather advisory has been issued for New Canaan and the rest of southwestern Connecticut for Monday morning through evening. Hersam Acorn Radio will be on with live storm coverage on this website beginning at 6 a.m. Monday. You can tune in at TrumbullTimes.com. We’ll share closings, delays and traffic information. Closings and delays can be sent to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snow accumulations of three to five inches, with more in some areas, are in the forecast for Monday, Feb. 3, according to the National Weather Service.
Winds are expected to pick up Sunday night, form five to 10 mph, before increasing to 10 to 15 mph on Monday. The temperature is expected to drop into the mid-30s Sunday night, from Sunday’s high around 50. By Monday morning, the temperatures is expected to be below freezing.
During the height of Monday’s storm, visibilities could be less than a half mile, according to the weather service.
The winter weather advisory, issued Sunday afternoon, is in effect Monday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.
According to SWCTWeather.com, there is a 50% chance for school closings in southwestern Connecticut because of the storm, as of 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2.
Jacob Meisel, who runs SWCT Weather, tweeted that as much as five inches of snow could fall by the coast, with a potential for heavy snow between 8 and 10 a.m. – at the height of rush hour.
Meisel has advised residents to, if possible, avoid travel until 1 p.m., when temperatures may briefly rise above freezing.
The storm is expected to start with a light rain or wintry mix after midnight. “As the precipitation becomes heavier Monday morning, the precipitation will change to all snow,” according to the weather service’s advisory. “The snow will taper off from west to east during Monday afternoon and end by early evening.”
Unlike the previous two major snow storms, this snow is expected to be wet and heavy. The two bigger storms in January brought light, dry snow that made clearing roads and sidewalks easier.
“The wet snow may add extra weight to tree branches and power lines,” according to the weather service,” potentially causing isolated power outages.”
Forecasters are also keeping watch on another potential for significant snow Wednesday. More details will be posted as they become available.