Temperatures, now above freezing in most places in southwestern Connecticut, have eliminated the possibility of icy roads.
Shortly before 9 a.m., Danbury was still a degree shy of the freezing. The normally colder spots in the the Northwest Hills were also slow to rise above 32 degrees.
That wasn’t the case earlier this morning when Danbury airport reported “freezing fog” just before 2 a.m. after temperatures dipped into the mid-20s. Just before 6 a.m., Oxford airport was reporting fog/mist with a temperature of 27 degrees.
Tweed-New Haven and Sikorsky Memorial airports were reporting areas of fog and mist with temperatures around freezing.
“Abundant low level moisture with nearly calm winds and temperatures below 32 degrees is causing areas of freezing fog and mist that is producing light icy across the parts of the region,” the National Weather Service said in a special weather statement. “Fog is locally dense in a few areas reducing visibilities to 1/4 mile or less.”
It looks like we can have the same scenario tomorrow morning; patchy fog and temperatures below freezing are expected.
Here’s the forecast for the next few days:
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 48. North wind around 5 mph.
Tonight: Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Wednesday: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 48. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Wednesday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. South wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 49. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday Night: Rain and snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday: A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 34.