Mixed precipitation is expected.
Total sleet and snow accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of up to one-tenth of an inch expected in portions of southern Connecticut.
Plan on slippery road conditions.
The roads are getting increasingly slippery.
In Milford, you may find yourself sliding around corners if you’re traveling even 2 mph over the speed limit. The road conditions seem to improve as you cross into Orange, but it’s still slippery. Be sure to keep a safe distance between yourself and other cars at lights and intersections and as you are driving down inclines of any size.
Over in West Haven the roads are much like Milford with scary sliding and near collisions wherever you look.
As you travel further north the snow is actually accumulating, Hamden, Bristol, etc.
You know what this means. Wear your seat belts, as the police are looking for violations and face it, not everyone is as good at driving in the snow or on slippery roads as you are. Watch out for the other guy and be careful. Stay home if you can and bake a pie or two for Thanksgiving.
As the movie “Noah” was released last weekend we were getting used to the rain, and expected more of the same today with temperatures soaring into the 50s, but no one expected this.
Police have been out all morning responding to accidents, including two simultaneous ones on Route 34 in opposite directions, and the DOT plow operator was reporting several cars stuck along the roadway as he drove from the garage in Orange to the West Haven line.
One regular reader said she was on the road for more than an 2 hours trying to make the 30 minute drive from Bethany to her job in Orange.
The roads are slow and slippery, so if you must go out drive with caution. If you can stay home instead, it’s a great day to do some spring cleaning and wait for the temperatures to rise — yes, forecasters are confident that we will see the thermometers hit 50 today and melt this mess.
Too bad the snow arrived one day short of April Fools Day — this would have been a good one.
Be careful out there.
In Brief: The first snowflakes are expected to fall between 1-4 a.m. leaving slick slushy spots for the morning commute. The precipitation should be done by noon.
A line of rain and snow is headed in our direction (see map below) with a cold front, followed by temperatures in the 30s.
Morning Commute: Expect rain, snow and near freezing temperatures for your morning commute, messy and really slippery between 5 and 10 a.m.
Temperatures are expected to fall during the day.
Impact on Schools: if the roads are dangerous, you may expect delayed school openings.
Meteorologist Kevin Arnone brings this detailed forecast to Orange Live.
Sunday: Hight 27-32. P. Cloudy. NW 25-35 mph, Gusts 45 mph +, Wind Chill Single Digits
Sunday Night: Low 6-12. Clear. NW 15-30 mph, Gusts 40 +, Wind Chill Below 0
Monday: High 32-34. M. Sunny. NW 15-25 mph, Wind Chill Single Digits
Monday Night: Low 18-25. Few Clouds. W 5-10 mph
Tuesday: High 42-43. Light Rain. SW 10-20 mph
Tuesday Night: Low 25-29. Light Snow. NW 10-20 mph