Friday snow: Wilton schools are closed, Y morning classes are canceled
Update Feb. 5, 8 a.m. — Wilton Library will open at noon today.
All activities at the Wilton Senior Center are canceled.
Eversource reports no outages at this time and Metro-North reports trains on the New Haven and Danbury branch lines are running on or close to schedule.
Update Feb. 5, 5 a.m. — Wilton schools are closed today, Friday, Feb. 5.
According to the Riverbrook Regional YMCA's snow policy, all program classes before noon (including classes held at the gymnastics center), Nursery School, Neighborhood Club, Child Watch and Student Union are canceled. All group fitness classes before 11 a.m. are canceled. Babysitting will be canceled unless staff can get in. A decision on afternoon classes will be made by noon.
Feb. 4: The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for this area beginning at midnight Thursday, Feb. 4, to noon on Friday. Four to six inches of snow is possible, coming right at the morning rush hour.
The storm will begin as rain,mixing and then changing to snow after midnight, continuing through the morning. Travel will be hazardous due to snow and reduced visibility.
An email from the Wilton School District indicated Superintendent Kevin Smith will contact town officials and confer with area superintendents beginning at 4 a.m. Friday. A decision regarding a delayed opening or school closing will be made by 5 a.m.
Gov. Dannel Malloy will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at midnight tonight to monitor storm conditions across the state.
"Different areas of the state are currently forecast to see different levels of snowfall," Malloy said. "I am asking motorists to exercise caution and give themselves extra time to get to their destination."
The forecast calls for rain and snow Thursday night, becoming all snow after 3 a.m. The low will be around 31. Total nighttime snow accumulation could be one to two inches. Snow should end by 1 p.m. Friday, with new snow accumulation of two to four inches.
The high on Friday will be around 33 with wind chill values between 20 and 25.