Westport weather: Light snow, strong winds ... then more snow
Updated 6:23 am, Thursday, March 7, 2013
Light snow, driven by blustery winds early this morning, is making morning travel hazardous across southwestern Connecticut.
The precipitation, along with winds gusting as high as 30 mph, has triggered a Coastal Flood Advisory from the National Weather Service this morning until 9 a.m., with the greatest threat of flooding during the high-tide period of 7 a.m.
The snow may continue until noon, when it is expected to change to rain, according to the NWS. The daytime high temperature will rise to the mid-30s. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent with total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
More snow is likely tonight, the NWS says, as the temperature falls to a low of about 30 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent, with new snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Snow is expected to continue falling tomorrow until afternoon, then changing to rain later in the day. The daytime high temperature will be in the upper-30s, with a north wind 18 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent, the NWS says, with new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Tomorrow night, clouds from the storm system that has buffeted the region since Wednesday should begin clearing as the temperature falls to a low about 30 degrees.
On Saturday, skies are expected to by sunny and the temperature will rise to a daytime high of nearly 50 degrees. Nighttime will be mostly clear, with a low temperature around 30 degrees.
Sunday should be partly sunny, with a high temperature again near 50 degrees. Night skies will be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-30s.
The outlook for Monday, according to the weather service, is mostly cloudy, with a high temperature in the low-50s.