New Canaan's Saturday forecast: Winter blows back into town
Published 6:45 am, Saturday, February 19, 2011
Strong winds today will blow away that hint of spring that southwestern Connecticut enjoyed yesterday -- winds so robust that the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory as part of a hazardous weather outlook through midnight.
This decidedly more winter-appropriate forecast contrasts sharply with Friday's warm weather that had the region basking in a daytime high temperature that hit 57 degrees at the NWS station in Stratford.
Today there is even a 20 percent chance of snow showers, according to the weather service, with a high temperature of about 40 degrees.
Winds will be blustery throughout the day, blowing from the northwest at about 32 mph, with gusts as high as 50 to 60 mph.
There is still a slight chance of snow showers before 10 p.m. as temperatures fall to about a low of around 21.
Tomorrow will be cloudy, with a daytime high of about 36 degrees. The northwest wind be between 11 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Snow is possible overnight with a low around 29. About an inch of accumulation is possible.
On Monday, the President's Day holiday, there is a chance of snow, freezing rain and sleet likely through midday. The accumulation is expected to be one-tenth of an inch. The daytime high temperature will be about 38.
There remains a chance of rain and snow before 9 p.m. Monday, then perhaps changing to all snow. The temperature this cloudy and blustery night will be in the mid-20s.
And more light snow remains in the forecast for Tuesday morning.