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Freezing Temperatures And Snow Forecast For New Canaan

Strong arctic winds will be bringing cold weather to Fairfield County through the end of January. And snow fall is likely at both ends of this week.
Strong arctic winds will be bringing cold weather to Fairfield County through the end of January. And snow fall is likely at both ends of this week. Photo Credit: Accuweather.com

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Winter is coming this week to Fairfield County as temperatures become more seasonable and snow is forecast.

This week is likely to start off somewhat warm Monday morning, but Accuweather Meteorologist Matt Alto said that temperatures are likely to drop in the afternoon.

“As we head into Monday, there could be a chance of snow from a coating or 1 to 2 inches,” Alto said. “The cold air right now is really starting to come in.”

Tuesday through Thursday is when the temperatures really begin to drop, Alto said, with coastal towns being slightly warmer than those further inland. It is forecast the high Tuesday will be in the low-30s dropping to the low-20s Wednesday and Thursday. Inland towns should expect temperatures in the teens.

“It’s going to be the coldest air for the winter season and the biggest cold shot we've had in a while,” Alto said.

Later in the week, a storm will bring more snow to the area, but Alto said it is difficult to forecast how much as the path of the storm has not yet been determined.

"There will be snow, but it’s hard to say how much right now,” he said.

In the last days of January, Alto said the area should expect more cold air from the North.