Danbury area can expect 6 to 8 inches of new snow
On the heels of two recent snow events in Connecticut, forecasts are calling for anywhere from a few inches to up to 10 inches of snow across the state Sunday into Monday.
Although a winter weather advisory was canceled, a winter storm watch remains in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.
When snow hit Thursday night into Friday morning, several schools canceled class or saw delayed openings because of slippery roads.More snow fell overnight Friday into Saturday, dropping between 1 and 5 inches of snow across the state.
Now another storm threatens to drop a significant amount of snow Sunday into Monday.
Ryan Adamson, a meteorologist with AccuWeather, said total snow accumulation forecasts vary from anywhere between 4 to 8 inches, with the potential of 10 inches in some localized areas.
“The heaviest snow probably falls (Sunday) between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. (Monday) across most of the state,” Adamson said.
He said the snow will likely start to fall on the western part of the state and along the coast around sunset Sunday. He said the snow should let up between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Monday with some lingering flurries in the far northeastern part of the state possible.
In the Danbury area, residents can expect anywhere from 6 to 8 inches of snow Sunday into Monday, according to Adamson.
“Even though snow will be ending by daybreak (Monday) ... it will be a tricky commute for Monday morning,” Adamson said, adding roads that haven’t been fully plowed or treated will cause problems for drivers.
By the Monday evening commute, Adamson said, drivers should have no snow-related problems.
Temperatures are expected to rise a bit following this storm, Adamson said, but a cold air mass will hit Connecticut Tuesday through Thursday, with temperatures forecast to plummet into the single digits and low teens.
Anyone in need of shelter in Connecticut can call 211 or visit 211ct.org/.
Although temperatures will rise again Friday into the mid-40s, another possibly snowstorm is on the horizon for next weekend.