Snow expected Sunday night

Spring arrived early Sunday, but a sunny start is expected to give way to a snowy evening according to forecasts.

The National Weather Service map showing warnings and advisories as of 8 a.m. Sunday, March 20. Tan indicates a hazardous weather outlook, purple a winter weather advisory, pink a winter storm warning, blue a winter storm watch.

The National Weather Service map showing warnings and advisories as of 8 a.m. Sunday, March 20. Tan indicates a hazardous weather outlook, purple a winter weather advisory, pink a winter storm warning, blue a winter storm watch.

Preliminary forecasts for snow on the first day of spring have already led to cancellation of the Greenwich St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which was scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Fairfield County, Conn., and Westchester County, N.Y., are part of  a large area under a hazardous weather outlook Sunday. The National Weather Service forecasts 1 to 3 inches of snow Sunday night, making roads slippery.

New Haven County is under a winter weather advisory from 6 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday. The National Weather Service predicts that a mix of light rain and snow there will give way to all snow Sunday night before tapering off Monday morning. Accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected, with the National Weather Service warning that visibility will be reduced to one-quarter to one-half mile, creating hazardous travel conditions.

The HAN Network will provide coverage of the storm this weekend. Watch your local HAN Network website for information and updates.

Temperatures Sunday are expected to hover just above 40, before dropping into the 20s overnight. Highs Monday and Tuesday are expected to be in the upper 40s, then climb to 60 Wednesday before sliding into the upper 50s Thursday and Friday. After the snow ends Monday, a mostly sunny Tuesday is followed by cloudiness Wednesday and Thursday, with thunderstorms possible Friday.

Spring officially arrived with the vernal equinox at 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the Eastern time zone.

 

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