FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – The snow was a no-show in Fairfield County on Monday morning, but a cold-air mass in place will keep the frigid temperatures in the area through the middle of the week.
The winter storm that had been projected to bring as much as 8 inches of snow to Fairfield County tracked farther south and is dumping its snow and ice on central and southern New Jersey as well as Middle Atlantic states, the National Weather Service said.
Fairfield County, meanwhile, will have to contend with wind-chill factors as low as zero Monday with a high temperature only in the mid-20s under decreasingly cloudy skies, according to the National Weather Service. The normal high temperature for early March in Connecticut should be in the low 40s.
Overnight temperatures will be as low as 1 to 5 degrees, with wind chills even lower.
Tuesday is expected to start out clear with clouds increasing as the day goes on and a high temperature only near 25 with wind chills again in the single digits. Wednesday and Thursday should be cloudy with the high temperature again struggling to get above freezing.
Then, a gradual warming trend should bring temperatures to the 40s on the weekend as we get set to spring ahead for the start of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 9, at 2 a.m.
Sun should return Saturday with a high near 40, with partly sunny skies both Saturday and Sunday and highs around 40.