First wintry storm could leave four to eight inches of snow — Wilton SATs are canceled

UPDATE: Jan. 22, 7 p.m. — Wilton Library has announced it will be closed Saturday, Jan. 23. It plans to reopen at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24.

12:09 p.m. — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Wilton and the surrounding area in effect from 6 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, to 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24.

General snow accumulations of two to eight inches, accompanied by winds of 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph, are expected.

Temperatures will be in the mid 20s, with visibility of a half-mile or less at times.

The Wilton forecast calls for snow, mainly after 9 a.m. The high will be near 28, but the wind chill will make it feel like 10 to 15 degrees. Winds will be from the northeast at 17 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 33. Two to four inches of snow is expected Saturday.

Saturday night, the low will dip to around 21. With a north wind of 16 to 18 mph, it will feel like 10 to 15 degrees. Gusts could reach 32 mph. An additional two to four inches of snow is possible.

Snow is still possible Sunday morning, mainly before 7. Then, it will be mostly cloudy, gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 33. Winds will diminish to 9 to 13 mph. Sunday night will be mostly clear with a low around 21.
Closings and cancellations
All activities at Wilton schools, including the SATs, scheduled for Saturday at Wilton High School, have been canceled. No make-up date for the SATs has been announced yet. The school sports schedule has also been altered. For details, click here.

Wilton Library plans to open at 10 as usual, but may close early. Patrons may check back here or visit or call 203-762-3950. The library expects to open at its usual time of 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The Wilton branch of the Riverbrook Regional YMCA plans to open at its regular hour of 7 a.m. Group fitness classes and lessons will be running. The gymnastics meet scheduled to be held at the Y has been canceled.

Metro-North is expected to run as scheduled, but service may be temporarily suspended should snow accumulate to more than 10 inches.