Fairfield forecast: Another day in the ice box
Published 6:27 am, Thursday, January 24, 2013
It will be another sunny, but frigid, day in southwestern Connecticut, with blustery conditions driving wind-chill readings below zero.
The National Weather Service says the daytime high temperature in southwestern Connecticut is likely to rise no higher than 20 degrees, and it could feel as cold as minus-5 degrees because of a northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Gusts could register as high as 32 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the single digits, and wind-chill values as low as minus-2 degrees. There will be a northwest wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tomorrow, there is a chance of snow, mainly after 4 p.m., the NWS says, with a daytime high temperature in the low-20s. Wind-chill values could be as low as minus-1 degree. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Snow is likely tomorrow night, as clouds move in and the temperature drops to a low in the mid-teens. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible, according to the weather service.
Saturday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high temperature in the mid-20s. Nighttime may bring scattered snow flurries before midnight, and a low temperature in the low-teens.
Sunday should be sunny, with a high temperature about 30 degrees. Nighttime will be partly cloudy, with a low around temperature in the mid-teens.
The outlook for Monday, according to the weather service, is cloudy, possible snow flurries and temperatures in the 30s.