The coldest days of this young year are upon Fairfield and the region this week and could bring more snow by the weekend.
Temperatures were in the teens Tuesday morning, Jan. 22, and expected to reach a high of 23 degrees before falling into single digits Tuesday night that could feel like 0 degrees. Along with the frigid temperatures, a “blustery northwest wind” is expected to blow at 9 to 14 mph, according to the National Weather Service. While the wind is expected to die down after dark, the wind chill could be “as low as zero,” according to the weather service.
It is expected to be even colder and feature scattered flurries in the afternoon on Wednesday, Jan. 23. The high Wednesday is expected to be near 22 with more northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night could bring more scattered flurries with a low around 12 that feels like -1 with the windchill.
Thursday’s high is also expected to be near 22 with northwest winds of 7 to 17 mph — with gusts as high as 29 mph, according to the weather service. Thursday night’s low is expected to be about 9 degrees.
Friday, Jan. 25, could bring more snow in the afternoon as temperatures rise to as high as 27. The chance of snow is 60% during the afternoon and evening. The nighttime low is expected to be around 17.
The weather service says it could be “a moderate accumulating snowfall Friday into Friday night as an area of low pressure passes south of the tri-state region,” according to a hazardous weather outlook.
Over the weekend, the weather is expected to be in the mid to high 20s with lows in the mid to low teens.
But Monday could see temperatures above freezing for the first time in a week.