Winter weather advisory in effect, schools closing early
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that remains in effect from 6 a.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday in Easton and all of southern Fairfield County.
A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. The weather service advises the public to be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility and use caution while driving.
Snow accumulations of two to four inches is expected during the day Friday in Easton, mainly after noon, with a high temperature near 32. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Reduced visibility and snow-covered roads could cause hazardous travel conditions.
Snow is likely Friday night, mainly before midnight, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of one to three inches is possible.
Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 41. No snow is forecast for Saturday or any time during the first week of spring, but temperatures will remain unseasonably low.