Westport storm update: Light, wet snow still falling, but no major problems so far
Updated 12:16 pm, Friday, March 8, 2013
Light snow continues falling at midday across southwestern Connecticut as a long-promised winter storm finally arrived last night, and had deposited up to six inches of fluffy, wet snow by late morning -- with a little more likely before fading from the scene late this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
In Westport, no power outages were reported by Connecticut Light & Power Co. as of 11 a.m., and town road crews have been plowing their routes for hours.
Westport schools were closed for the day, but the Westport Public Library opened at its usual time.
No major accidents or other incident had been reported as of midday.
The slow-moving winter storm, which forecasters have been warning about for most of the week, has finally arrived in southwestern Connecticut -- with the fluffy snow that started falling last night still coming down steadily this morning.
However, a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the area until 6 p.m., with the weather service saying snow accumulations could be as much as 10 inches in parts of the area. Accumulations are much higher in araes to the east and north.
The Coastal Flood Advisory issued earlier in the day was lifted at 11 a.m.
Tonight should be cloudy during the early evening, then there will gradual clearing, the NWS says, with a low temperature in the upper-20s and a north wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tomorrow there should a marked change in the weather, as skies turn sunny and the temperature rises to the upper-40s. Nighttime should be mostly clear, with a low temperature about 30 degrees.
Sunday also should be mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 50 degrees. Skies will be mostly cloudy at night, with a low temperature in the mid-30s.
On Monday, there is a chance of showers after noon as temperatures rise to the low-50s. Showers are also possible Monday night, with a low temperature about 40 degrees.
The outlook for Tuesday, according to the weather service, is cloudy, possible showers and temperatures in the 50s.