Only a Dusting Today; Prepare for More Tomorrow

Though the snow only dusted lawns throughout North Branford and Northford today, Saturday's forecast calls for more.

With a light snow falling last night, many kids were disappointed there was no delay this morning for . While tomorrow is Saturday with no school to worry about, the National Weather Service predicts the snow will finally accumulate for the first time since the .

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 for New Haven, Middlesex, and New London counties, along with parts of New York, the National Weather Service said.

"The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisor for snow ... accumulations could be four to six inches of snow," the NWS said. 

The NWS said temperatures could drop into the teens Friday night, and rise to near freezing along the coast Saturday afternoon, and to 25 to 30 inland with visibility dropping to about one half miles in moderate snow Saturday morning.

"Impacts will include travel difficulties due to snow covered roads and limited visibilities ... use caution while driving," the NWS said. "Freezing will create conditions on area roads. Patchy black ice is also likely."

The forecast for North Branford and Northford calls for the snow starting to fall around 4 a.m., accumulating up to as much as six inches, with winds between 5 and 10 miles per hour and highs near 30 degrees.

Saturday night's temperature will be cold, dipping as low as 14 degrees before warming up to a high of 35 on Sunday. There is a possibility kids may get their wish for a delay on Monday, though, with "a slight chance of freezing rain and sleet before midnight, then a chance of rain and sleet between midnight and 3 a.m.," which is expected to then change over to rain.


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