Winter Weather Advisory Extended, Schools Call For Delays Tuesday
The National Weather Service has extended the winter weather advisory to Tuesday at 9 a.m. and warns of severe icing for Tuesday mornings commute.
Schools are calling delays for Tuesday morning when the wind chill should be between -5 and 5 degrees.
- You can find the latest available snow totals here.
- You can get business, school and learning center closings and delays here.
- Taking public transportation? Get schedule updates here.
When Connecticut’s official groundhog “Chuckles” saw her shadow this morning, we knew we were in for six more weeks of winter.
But this is ridiculous …
Winter snow storm “Linus,” which began on the evening of Super Bowl Sunday, was supposed to be over with by the time the National Weather Service’s winter weather advisory was over at 6 p.m.
However, the advisory has been extended through 1 a.m. and warns that another 2 to 4 inches of snow could accumulate during that time that may switch off between snow, sleet or freezing rain. Roads will be hazardous during this time with snow and ice and visibility will be limited.
Please use extreme caution if you must be on the roads.
Wind chill values are expected to drop to -10 and zero degrees. Tuesday should be sunny and cold.
Though no travel bans have been declared for Connecticut or New York, the roads are an icy/snowy mess – so, don’t go out if you don’t have to.
Snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue to coat the existing layers of snow through 4 p.m. Snow could occur before 8 p.m. The National Weather Service reports that locals areas will see about 8 to 12 inches of snow and about a quarter of an inch of ice.
The Winter Storm Warning is still in effect until 6 p.m. as is a hazardous weather outlook.
According to Connecticut's groundhog "Chuckles," there will be six more weeks of this winter stuff.
Updated Monday, Feb. 2, 6 a.m.
There's snow and lots of it! At this point we'll experience freezing rain and sleet that's mixed with snow, with freezing rain getting heavy at times, the National Weather Service reports.
The high will get to about 29 degrees, with wind chill values between 15 and 20. We could get between 0.1 and 0.3 of an inch of ice and another 4 to 8 inches.
The snow should taper off at 9 p.m. when wind chill values will be between -10 and zero degrees.
Updated Sunday, Feb. 1, 10:30 p.m.
Many schools are canceling classes for Monday as a winter storm is coming our way. Scroll down for our link to our school closings and delay page.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Greater Danbury area and Putnam through Monday at 5 p.m.
Any where from eight to 13 inches of snow is predicted for the area, in addition to about a tenth of an inch. Snow should fall at about 1 inch to 2 inches per hour through Monday afternoon.
The NWS says that between 3 and 7 inches of snow could fall overnight in Danbury and Mahopac.
There will be snow before 10 a.m., then snow, freezing rain and sleet between10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Freezing rain and snow could be heavy at times. An additional 2 to 4 inches of snow could occur during this time.
The NWS is predicting less snow than they originally reported would occur.
Snow could make roads slippery for those driving home from Super Bowl parties Sunday night. The National Weather Service reports that flurries could start before 2 p.m. with temperatures near 28 degrees.
The NWS’ Winter Storm Warning goes into effect at 7 p.m. and goes through Monday at 6 p.m. when 10 to 14 inches of snow could fall. Road conditions could be icy and snowy with reduced visibility during this time when snow could fall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.
The heavy snow will start after 8 p.m. when temperatures drop to a low of 18 degrees. About 3 to 7 inches of snow could fall by Monday.
Roads may be dangerous during the Monday morning commute, with temperatures around 20 degrees. About 5 to 9 inches of snow is expected before 10 p.m. on Monday.