Wintry mix could mess with your Monday commute

Stormy weatherSnow, freezing rain and sleet is headed to Easton and most of southern Connecticut Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather service.

With a high of 34 forecast in the area Monday, Jan. 28, it could make for a messy commute home.

“A light wintry mix from late this morning to early this afternoon may produce slippery conditions on roadways before precipitation changes to plain rain,” the weather service said in a hazardous weather outlook issued Monday morning for southwest Connecticut and the New York City region.

While forecasters say the chance of precipitation is 100%, little or no ice accumulation is expected here. But there could be some snow and sleet accumulations — less than a half inch.

Monday night, the wintry mix is expected to turn to rain before 8 p.m., followed by a slight drizzle. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected. The low is expected to also be 34.

Tuesday could bring more rain showers as the temperatures rise into the mid-40s. The chance of precipitation is 20%, according to the weather service. Tuesday night could bring more showers and a low of 39.

The weather service is also warning of a strong cold front approaching the area on Wednesday that could bring “strong and potentially damaging winds Wednesday night ahead of the front.”

But the service forecasts for Wednesday that more showers are likely in the afternoon. The high is expected to be around 55. The chance of rain is 60% — between a tenth and a quarter inch of rain is possible. Wednesday night could bring more showers and low of 35.

Thursday could be dry with a high near 42 and low of 24.

Friday’s high is forecast near 33 with a low of 20.

The weekend also looks to be dry with a high near 32 on Saturday and low of 23.

Sunday’s high is expected to be 35.

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