Weather advisory warns of wintry mix tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Wilton area, in effect from 8 this evening until 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29. People living in areas of higher elevation may be particularly affected. The advisory extends across portions of southern Connecticut, the lower Hudson Valley, and portions of northeast New Jersey.

The forecast calls for a chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet between 9 and midnight tonight, then freezing rain and sleet. As much as an inch of snow may fall. A steady temperature around 32 is expected. The wind will come from the east at 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Wind chill values will range between 20 and 25.

A prolonged period of sleet and light freezing rain is expected across interior portions of the tri-state area into Tuesday morning, making for a hazardous commute to work. Roads and sidewalks will be slippery. Visibility will be limited.

The wintry mix should change over to all rain around 8 a.m. A high of 44 is expected for Tuesday, but the wind chill will be a frosty 20 to 30 degrees. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

The wintry mess is expected to end during the day, with Tuesday night’s forecast calling for clouds and a low of 41.

Wednesday will remain cloudy, with a chance of rain in the afternoon. The high is expected to be near 48.