NWS warns of black ice on untreated CT roads

A file photo of a residents clearing ice and snow from his vehicle as he heads to work from his home on Midland Street in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, Conn., taken on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

Areas of black ice are possible on roadways across the state Tuesday morning, with officials urging drivers to use caution.

The National Weather Service said recent precipitation and snow melt have left roadways wet. And with temperatures in the mid-20s to lower-30s, black ice could pop up on untreated surfaces.

Drivers were urged to use “extra caution if traveling” early Tuesday morning.

While snow fell across parts of Connecticut on Monday — dropping about half an inch in Bridgeport and just over 3 inches in New Fairfield — the state likely won’t see much more accumulation if any additional snow falls Tuesday.

The forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of snow showers before noon for areas in northern Fairfield County, then a mix of rain and snow showers. Total snow accumulation of less than half an inch is possible. Along the coast, the forecast shows snow showers between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., followed by rain showers. There is “little to no” snow accumulation expected along the coast, the weather service said.

The temperature during the day on Tuesday is expected to be above freezing — hovering in the mid-30s, with a high near 40 degrees for some areas. Wind gusts up to 25 mph are possible.

Tuesday night will be partly cloudy, with a low in the high-20s and wind gusts up to 21 mph.

Wednesday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 47, although wind chill values will make it feel between 25 and 35 degrees early in the morning. Winds could reach 22 mph at times. As night falls Wednesday, the weather service indicated there will be a 20 percent chance of showers before midnight.

On Thursday, the forecast calls for sun and a high near 40 degrees. The temperature will drop to around 20 degrees by night.

Another sunny day is in store for Friday with a high in the mid-30s. Clouds will roll in Friday night, with a low around 22 degrees.

There’s a 50 percent chance of snow before 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by a chance of rain, with a high near 40 degrees. By night, clouds roll in with a 30 percent chance of rain before 1 a.m. and a low around 30.

Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 44 degrees. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain and snow Sunday night, with cloudy skies and a low around 31 degrees.

Connecticut Media Group