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Light snow, slick roads cause schools delays in NW Conn.

November 27, 2018

While most of Connecticut received rain from a coastal storm, some parts of the state and northern New England and New York got snow.

On Tuesday, several school districts in northwest Connecticut have delayed openings because of slick conditions.

According to windy.com, at 6 a.m., the temperature was 32 degrees in Cornwall, Norfolk and Salisbury. In Torrington and New Milford, the temperature was a degree shy of freezing. High elevations in northwest Connecticut received a coating of wet snow early Tuesday morning.

The Mohawk Mountain web cam showed snow still falling after 6 a.m. Northern New England ski resorts picked up several inches of snow from the storm. Killington in Vermont, Wildcat in New Hampshire and Sugarloaf in Maine all reported eight inches of snow Tuesday morning. There is a winter storm warning for the Eastern Adirondacks in New York and the higher elevations of central and southern Vermont with up to a foot likely. Snow showers are forecast later in the week.

Rainfall totals from Monday and Tuesday morning’s rain were .78 of an inch in Fairfield, .71 of an inch in Shelton and about a half-inch in Stratford, New Haven, Oxford and Monroe. Peak wind gusts were 39 mph at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, 32 mph at Danbury airport, 31 mph in Oxford and 29 at Tweed-New Haven Airport.

In Connecticut, a few school districts in Litchfield County have delayed openings Tuesday. To view the updated list, click here.

The delayed openings Tuesday is the second time winter-like weather has affected school districts. On Nov. 15, more than 10 inches of snow fell across Connecticut.

The National Weather Service says there’s a chance of snow showers before 9 a.m. Wednesday in interior Connecticut.

Another storm that is expected to develop this weekend will likely bring rain to Connecticut and more snow to northern New York and New England.

The forecast

Today:

A 20 percent chance of showers before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. West wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. West wind around 9 mph.

Wednesday: A slight chance of snow showers before 9am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. West wind 8 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 44.

Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 36.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 50.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.

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