Monday brings more winter weather, posing problems for commuters

After a relatively warm and sunny weekend — compared to one of the coldest weeks in years — more winter weather is headed to Wilton and the region on Monday, Jan. 28, according to the National Weather Service. That winter weather, however, is expected to be followed by warmer, albeit wetter, days in the coming week.

With a high of 34 forecast in the area Monday, Jan. 28, it could make for a messy commute home.

“A light wintry mix from late this morning to early this afternoon may produce slippery conditions on roadways before precipitation changes to plain rain,” the weather service said in a hazardous weather outlook issued Monday morning for southwest Connecticut and the New York City region.

While forecasters say the chance of precipitation is 100%, little or no ice accumulation is expected here. But there could be some snow and sleet accumulations — less than a half inch.

On Monday, snow is likely before 1 p.m., according to the weather service. That snow is expected to be followed by freezing rain and sleet between 1 and 3 p.m., then rain, snow and sleet after 3 p.m.

Monday’s high is expected to be around 34. The calm wind is forecast to increase to five to nine mph in the morning.

Monday night, the wintry mix is expected to turn to rain before 8 p.m., followed by a slight drizzle. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected. The low is expected to also be 34.

On Tuesday, there is “a slight chance of rain or drizzle,” according to the weather service. Tuesday’s high is expected to be near 48. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

On Tuesday night, there could be more rain or drizzle, mainly after midnight. The low is expected to around 40. The chance of precipitation is 30%.

On Wednesday, there is another chance of showers and high near 55. Wednesday night could bring more showers and a low of 38.

Thursday could also see showers along with a little sun and a high of 43. Thursday night’s low is expected to be around 24.

Snow showers are possible on Friday, which could have a high near 31. Friday night’s low is expected to be around 19.

As of 7:45 a.m., Metro-North reported “good service” on the New Haven and Danbury branch lines.

There are no power outages reported at this time.

Wilton public schools have not announced publicly if there is an early dismissal today.


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