Mixed precipitation is expected with total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of less than a tenth of an inch throughout this evening until 10 a.m.
Difficult travel conditions are possible due to icy roadways, especially tonight into early Sunday.
Use caution if you must drive tonight, keep a safe distance between yourself and other vehicles on the road. Make sure your cell phone is charged in case you need to call for help.
Carry a warm blanket in your vehicle, temperatures will only be in the upper 20s, so you will need something to help stay warm if you get stuck.
Three to five inches of snow is expected in Southern Connecticut.
Plan on slippery road conditions and be prepared to give yourself extra time if you are traveling anywhere.
Keep a safe distance from other vehicles on roadways and don’t forget to clean every inch of snow off your vehicle before hitting the road — the fine for not doing so won’t make you happy!
UPDATE: 11 a.m.
Temperatures continue to hover around freezing, with isolated locations experiencing light but brief sleet or snow.
A few icy spots may still be possible on area roadways. Use extra caution if traveling.
Temperatures will gradually rise into the afternoon, with precipitation tapering off.
The Orange Highway Department has tested all its equipment, and the trucks are ready to roll when the first flakes fall this afternoon.
Highway Foreman Don Foyer said the town uses straight salt on the roads and they are all set to get out there to make things safe for drivers today.
“We can handle whatever comes and we’re ready,” he said.
Editor’s Note: The forecast along the coast is calling for a little less accumulation than inland areas, but slippery is slippery, so be careful out there this afternoon and evening.
If you can, stay home and off the roads. Even if you know your car can handle the conditions, there’s always someone out there that’s going to be in a hurry and a little reckless and that’s how accidents happen.
Mixed precipitation is expected with up to two inches of snow with a light glaze of ice on top. Winds may gust up to 35 mph.
Plan for slippery road conditions up to 11 p.m.
The hazardous conditions will impact the evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.
Don’t forget to wear warm footwear with traction, the roads aren’t the only surfaces that will be slippery.
Know your vehicle’s capabilities, take it easy, keep a respectable distance between your car and other vehicles. Check traffic reports before venturing out and plan your trip accordingly. Keep an eye out for other drivers who may not be operating as safely as they should be.
Be careful out there and even if it takes longer than you’d like, get back home to your family safely tonight.
Mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow accumulation of 1-3 inches with localized amounts up to 5 inches and on top of that, about 1/10 inch of ice are expected.
The ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.
Pay attention to the news, the early morning weather will most likely impact school schedules.
We can expect snow, sleet and ice. — Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches along with up to a few hundredths of an inch of ice through this afternoon.
hIf you venture out, be aware of hazardous/slippery travel due to snow and ice accumulations.
Temperatures should be in the upper 20s rising to the lower 30s.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.
Monday’s forecast calls for brisk and cooler temperatures with highs around 30, Northerly winds 15-20 mph. Snow accumulations 3-5 inches.
Monday night calls for cloudy skies and more snow likely after midnight with an additional inch of snow accumulation.
Tuesday: periods of light snow. Highs in the lower 30s, Northeast winds 5-10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph in the morning.