Fairfield forecast: Only a glancing blow from nor'easter
Published 8:09 am, Saturday, February 23, 2013
The weekend forecast is an unpleasant mix of wintry precipitation, but the brunt of a nor'easter predicted earlier in the week is on a track north of southwestern Connecticut.
The National Weather Service, however, says this region will have periods of rain throughout the day under cloudy skies, with a daytime high temperature in the upper-30s. There will be an east wind 6 to 9 mph. Odds of daytime precipitation are 90 percent, according to the weather service; new precipitation amounts between one-tenth and one-quarter inch possible.
Tonight, the NWS predicts a mix of rain, snow, and freezing rain before 4 a.m. tomorrow, then freezing rain likely between 4 and 5 a.m. The overnight low temperature will be about 30 degrees, with a northeast wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent; little or no snow or ice accumulation expected.
Tomorrow, the mixed rain, snow and freezing rain is likely before 9 a.m., followed by a chance of rain later in the day. Skies will be cloudy, with a high temperature in the low-40s. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent; little or no ice or snow accumulation expected.
There remains a slight chance of rain before 9 p.m. tomorrow, then a slight chance of snow between 9 and 10 p.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low temperature in the mid-20s.
On Monday, skies should be mostly sunny, with a high temperature in the low-40s. Nighttime will be partly cloudy as the temperature dips to a low about 30 degrees.
The outlook for Tuesday, according to the weather service, is possible afternoon rain, cloudy and temperatures about 40 degrees.