Fairfield's Saturday weather: Light snow later
Published 7:00 am, Saturday, January 15, 2011
This week, already snow-choked by a storm that dumped up to two feet on southwestern Connecticut, could be ending with more.
There is a chance of light snow this afternoon after 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Unlike the significant snowfall dumped by Wednesday's storm, there will be about a half-inch of new accumulation before 9 p.m., the forecast indicates.
The day will be mostly cloudy, with a high temperature of about 32 degrees. There will be a west wind 5 to 8 mph, increasing to between 13 and 16 mph.
Tonight will also be cloudy, with the temperature holding at the freezing level.
Tomorrow should be sunny, with a high near 31 degrees and a west wind between 11 and 15 mph. Nighttime will be cloudy, but the low temperature will plunge to about 7 degrees -- and a dangerous wind-chill value that will feel like minus-5 degrees.
Monday, which marks the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 22.
The potential for more snow returns Tuesday, with 70 percent odds for new accumulation before noon, then likely changing to rain as the daytime high temperature climbs to 38 degrees.