Report by Paula Antolini
February 7, 2017 11:08AM EDT
Updated article / February 7, 2017 6:34PM EDT
UPDATE: Snow Predicted for Bethel on Thursday, 6-10 Inches or More Possible
Updated weather forecast includes even more snow predicted, as much as 6-10 inches is possible for Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service for Northern Fairfield County and other nearby areas. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Wednesday night to Thursday.
Special Weather Statement
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 330 PM EST Tue Feb 7 2017 NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-ORANGE-PUTNAM- 330 PM EST Tue Feb 7 2017 Occasional light rain and drizzle will continue through the rest of the afternoon. With temperatures hovering around freezing locally, spotty freezing rain and freezing drizzle will continue. Additional light icing amounts of a trace to a couple of hundredths of an inch may occur in these colder locales. Use caution if traveling through the area. Untreated secondary roads, bridges and overpasses are most prone to icing.
Winter Storm Watch
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service New York NY 322 PM EST Tue Feb 7 2017 …Winter Storm Watch Late Wednesday Night and Thursday… Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Orange-Putnam- 322 PM EST Tue Feb 7 2017 …WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON… …FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IS CANCELLED… The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Winter Storm Watch…which is in effect from late Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon. The Freezing Rain Advisory has been cancelled. * Accumulations…Snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches…locally higher. * Locations…Putnam and Orange counties NY…Northern Fairfield and northern New Haven counties CT. * Hazard types…Heavy snow. * Timing…Late Wednesday night through Thursday. * Impacts…Hazardous travel due to snow covered roads and poor visibilities. Blowing and drifting snow is possible. * Temperatures…In the 30s. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow…sleet…or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
UPDATED Detailed Forecast
Original article / February 7, 2017 11:08AM EDT
Snow Predicted for Bethel on Thursday, 3-5 Inches Possible
A mostly rainy week is in store for Bethel residents but snow is predicted for this Thursday with accumulations of 3-5 inches possible.
Snow will begin before 2:00 p.m. with temperature falling to about 26 degrees by 5:00 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 80%. It will gradually become mostly clear by Thursday night, with a low of around 15 degrees. View complete forecast for the Bethel area from the National Weather Service, below.
Detailed Forecast from NWS: