Thunderstorms coming, snow possible
After a quiet and mostly warm late February, the region’s weather is about to get.... interesting.
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Fairfield County, with the likelihood of strong thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening, including damaging wind gusts.
There is also a 40 percent chance of snow on Friday, as temperatures dip into the 30s. Don’t put the snow shovel away yet.
Here is your detailed forecast from the National Weather Service:
Today: A 20 percent chance of light rain after 3 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Rain, mainly after 10 p.m. Patchy fog. Steady temperature around 51. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday: A chance of rain before 9 a.m, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9 a.m. Areas of fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 62. South wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1 a.m, then a slight chance of showers between 1 a.m and 3 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Breezy, with a southwest wind 11 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a northwest wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25.
Friday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 35.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Monday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 51.