Westport weather: Christmas storm still a threat
Published 5:44 am, Thursday, December 23, 2010
There's a slight chance of snow showers before noon today, according to the National Weather Service forecast for the region, with much heavier snowfall still a possibility Sunday night into Monday.
Clouds will spread across southwestern Connecticut today, which is expected to have a daytime high temperature of about 38 degrees. It will feel colder because of a north wind between 20 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. The north wind continues to make conditions feel colder, clocking in between 16 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Tomorrow should be mostly sunny, with a high near 36. The north wind should be about 16 mph. Nighttime temperatures should fall to the mid-20s.
Saturday -- Christmas Day -- will be partly sunny, the NWS says, with a high near 35 degrees. Christmas night will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Sunday, the weather service predicts, should start as a mostly cloudy day, with high temperatures in the low-30s.
But by Sunday afternoon, the NWS warns in its "hazardous weather outlook" for the region, there is a possibility of a strong winter storm with significant snowfall and gusting winds.
The weather service also says, however, the timing and track of the storm remain uncertain, so the forecast is subject to change.