Fairfield weather update: High wind warning as light snow is washed away
Updated 1:17 pm, Friday, February 24, 2012
The mix of sleet and rain -- even light snow, in some sections -- that dusted southwestern Connecticut early this morning with 2 to 3 inches of wintry cover has largely been washed away by late-morning drizzle.
The National Weather Service, in the meantime, has issued a high wind advisory for the region for tonight into overnight and into tomorrow.
A west wind later today is expected to be clocked at between 15 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. The NWS says the strongest winds are expected to buffet Fairfield and the region late tonight and into tomorrow.
Accumulations from the snow storm range from a dusting in southwestern Fairfield County and along the coast to several inches inland and in eastern sections of the state.
The daytime high temperature today should rise to about 40 degrees, with an east wind between 10 and 16 mph.
Showers are expected tonight mainly before 11 p.m. as the temperature falls to a low around 34.
Tomorrow should be partly sunny, with a high near 44 degrees. Tomorrow night is expected to be mostly cloudy, but clearing gradually with a low around 25 degrees.
It will be windy, with a west wind between 23 and 26 mph, with gusts as high as 49 mph, the NWS warns.
Sunday should be sunny, with a high near 42 degrees. Nighttime will be mostly clear, with a low around 29 degrees.
The outlook for Monday, according to the weather service, is mostly sunny with a high temperature about 50 degrees.