Westport weather: Snow? What snow? But rain, ice later
Published 7:27 am, Saturday, February 5, 2011
The modest snow previously predicted to fall this morning across southwestern Connecticut, as of 7 a.m., has failed to materialize, but the National Weather Service says a wintry mix of freezing rain and light snow is still possible later.
That "winter advisory" remains in effect until 3 p.m. today, but temperatures should rise above the freezing mark to a high of 37 degrees. Little or no new accumulation is expected, the NWS says.
The precipitation is expected to change to all rain across the region tonight, but as the temperature falls to the freezing level, hazardous travel conditions are likely. It also will be blustery, with an east wind shifting to westerly at between 18 and 21 mph, and gusting as high as 33 mph.
Tomorrow should be mostly sunny, with a daytime high near 40 degrees. It will be breezy, with a west wind between 11 and 21 mph, plus gusts clocked as high as 32 mph.
Monday, the NWS says, there is a slight chance of snow between 9 a.m. and noon, with rain a possibility after noon. The skies will be cloudy, with a high near 39 degrees. There is a chance of rain at night as well.
Tuesday should be mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 33.
And Wednesday also should be mostly sunny, but colder with a high near 26 degrees, the weather service predicts.