NWS: CT drivers should take ‘extreme caution’ in snow, freezing rain

A plow clears snow at Harbor Point in Stamford, Conn. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. The area received a blanketing of snow starting Thursday morning that is expected to last into Friday.

Areas of freezing rain are expected to mix with or change to a light snow Friday morning, potentially causing icy conditions for drivers on untreated road, according to the National Weather Service.

The precipitation continues after the state saw about 2.5 to 6 inches of snow throughout the day Thursday and overnight. The heaviest snow from the storm hit late Thursday morning and continued into the afternoon.

While the storm didn’t do much damage on Thursday, the weather service is warning drivers of dangerous travel again Friday morning.

“Extreme caution should be taken if traveling early this morning,” the National Weather Service said.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. Friday.

The forecast indicates snow, freezing rain and sleet early Friday morning has since changed over to snow in many areas. Areas that haven’t seen the changeover yet can expect it by around 8 a.m,. the weather service said.

Friday’s temperature will hover near the low- to mid-30s, with wind chill vales between 15 and 25 degrees. Little to no ice accumulation is expected at this time. Daytime snow and sleet accumulations aren’t expected to exceed 1 to 2 inches.

As nighttime hits, there’s a 30 percent chance of snow before 1 a.m. Saturday, with a low around 25 degrees.

Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-30s and wind chill values between 20 and 25 degrees. It’ll be mostly clear Saturday night with wind chill vales between 10 and 15 degrees.

On Sunday, the forecast calls for more sun, with a high around 34 degrees. Clouds roll in Sunday night and the temperature will drop to the low-20s.

Connecticut Media Group