Wild weather weekend: Light snowfall forecasted Friday morning, bigger storm this weekend

The Danbury area is predicted to receive one to two inches of snow late Thursday night into Friday morning, according to a report from the National Weather Service.

Slippery roads may impact Friday morning commutes, the weather service said, especially across the interior of the state.

"Snow will develop late this evening and continue overnight, likely changing to rain along the immediate coast at the start of the Friday morning commute," the report said Thursday, Jan. 17. "Precipitation should taper off by mid to late morning...

"Travel may be hazardous due to poor visibility and snow covered roads, particularly across the Interior, Thursday night into the Friday morning commute."

Big storm

The National Weather Service forecasted another storm this week — bigger than Friday morning's "light accumulation."

The forecast predicts that the Danbury area will receive a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain late Saturday night into Sunday morning. Snow is also forecasted as part of the storm — potentially six-plus inches of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service.

"The snow will likely transition to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain across the interior and southwest Connecticut Sunday morning before
potentially ending as all snow Sunday afternoon," the weather service said. "Precipitation may change back to a wintry mix or snow along the coast before ending Sunday evening."

Strong winds are likely across the entire area Sunday afternoon into Sunday night, the weather service added.

Low temperatures could create problems Sunday night, too.

"Depending on how quickly temperatures plummet Sunday afternoon/evening, there is potential for a flash freeze across portions of the region," the report said. "The threat is greatest on any untreated surfaces and where plain rain occurs earlier in the day."

The next weather report will be given at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.

For additional information, visit weather.gov/okx/winter or weather.gov/okx/SubmitStormReport.