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NWS Winter Weather Advisory for Snow; BPS After School & Evening Activities Canceled, Feb. 20th

Report by Paula Antolini, February 20, 2019, 10:31AM EDT

Message from Bethel Public Schools:

Due to the weather forecast, BPS after school and evening activities are canceled, today, Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

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The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM EST THURSDAY.

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected.

* WHERE…Southern Connecticut.

* WHEN…From 2 PM this afternoon to 6 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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Detailed Forecast

Today

Snow likely, mainly after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Light and variable wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Tonight

Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 2am, then sleet likely, possibly mixed with rain. Temperature rising to around 34 by 3am. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind 5 to 11 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 42.

Saturday Night

Rain, mainly after 9pm. Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday

Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 23.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

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