FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The latest snowstorm heading toward the East Coast is now tracking farther south than originally expected, which is good news for Fairfield County residents.
But the storm, expected to arrive Sunday afternoon, could result in enough snow to impact the Monday commute, especially along the shoreline.
The latest forecast from the National Weather Service projects total accumulations of 1 to 3 inches in most of Fairfield County before the snow moves out by Monday afternoon. Areas closer to the shoreline could receive 2 and 4 inches of accumulation.
The storm is expected to be worse in northern New Jersey, New York City and Long Island, where a winter weather advisory is in place as the quick-moving storm heads toward the East Coast.
Sunday’s high temperature will approach 32 degrees with flurries possible during the morning and early afternoon. More snow expected to arrive sometime after 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Daytime accumulation on Sunday should be no more than a half an inch to an inch.
New overnight accumulation of up to 3 inches is possible before the storm wraps up at midday Monday.
Monday is expected to be cloudy with a high in the 20s. The sun returns Tuesday with a high again in the mid-20s.
The next chance of snow is Thursday night into Friday. Temperatures should stay unseasonably cold for March, hovering around the freezing mark all week before warming up to near 45 degrees on Saturday.