Winter doesn't take a holiday, but snow ends early

Two to three inches of wet, heavy snow fell on southwestern Connecticut early Monday, but the President's Day storm ended by late morning -- several hours earlier than initially forecast.

The slick snow cover made driving conditions hazardous early in the morning, but traffic was much lighter than usual because most business, government offices and schools had the day off because of the holiday.

There were no serious accidents reported, though state and local police said there were numerous spin-outs and fender-benders.

In Westport, a 5-year-old suffered a head laceration when the car his mother was driving collided with a tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 95 about 4:45 a.m. The child was brought to Norwalk Hospital for treatment.

Even though the snow ceased several hours before midday, when the National Weather Service had forecast it would end, skies will likely remain cloudy for the rest of the day. The NWS says there may be a chance of additional light snow overnight between midnight and 3 a.m. as temperatures plunge to a low of about 15 degrees.

Tuesday will be sunny and cold, according to the forecast, with a high of only about 30 degrees and a north wind around 15 mph. Nighttime will be clear, with a low around 15.

Things warm up a bit Wednesday with sunny skies and a high of about 36 degrees.

Thursday should be even warmer with temperatures in the low-40s.

By Friday, the NWS predicts, there is a 50 percent chance of rain during the day.