NWS: Dropping temperatures could create slick spots
The National Weather Service says icy conditions are possible this morning in northern Fairfield all of Litchfield countuies.
It says dropping temperature and wet road surfaces from Sunday’s rain could cause slippery conditions.
Just before 6 a.m., the temperature at Danbury Municipal Airport was 34 degrees - a drop of 10 degrees since 9 p.m. Sunday, according to NWS data. At Oxford airport, the temperature was 35 degrees, six degrees colder than midnight.
The NWS says temperature will continue to drop throughout the day with a high of 31 degrees inland and 33 degrees along the shoreline. Evening lows will be in the upper teens and low 20s along the coast.
Increasing northwest winds, gusting up to 32 mph will create a windchill between 20 and 25 degrees.
Next chance of snow - or rain -is late Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Today: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 9am. Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a temperature falling to around 29 by 5 p.m. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Northwest wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 16. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Tuesday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. South wind 3 to 8 mph.
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after 3am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 22. West wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.
Wednesday: Snow before 1 p.m, then rain. High near 37. East wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Wednesday Night: Rain before 10 p.m., then snow likely between 10 p.m. and 3a.m. Low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Thursday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 29.