Snow could fall late Tuesday

The next winter storm could tangle with Tuesday’s afternoon and evening commutes.

A winter storm watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon to Tuesday night, Jan. 21, for southwestern Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm is expected to bring four to eight inches of snow, according to the weather service.

Temperatures Tuesday are expected to be in the lower-20s during the day and single digits to teens at night, according to forecasts. This cold weather will be accompanied by north winds of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.

“An arctic airmass will gradually settle into the region for much of the upcoming week,” according to hazardous weather outlook issued Monday morning. “This will be accentuated Tuesday through Wednesday night. Widespread below-zero wind chills are forecast Tuesday night into early Wednesday.”

The snowfall is expected to begin late Tuesday morning and continue into Tuesday night “with the heaviest snowfall expected Tuesday afternoon and evening,” according to the weather service.

“Falling, blowing and drifting snow will cause hazardous travel and walking conditions across the area,” according to a winter storm watch, “possibly impacting the late afternoon and evening commute. Extreme cold and low wind chills could cause frost bite. Dress appropriately.”

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