FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — "Wintry mix" are two of the most dreaded words when it comes to February weather in Fairfield County.
That is exactly what is headed our way with a storm system expected to hit Fairfield County from Monday night through early Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.
The mixed bag of precipitation will vary from wintry mix, to freezing rain to rain, and back, over the duration of the storm, according to the weather service.
Monday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 37, but wind chills will make it feel like 20 to 30 degrees.
Clouds will increase late Monday into Monday night as a warm front slowly approaches. The front could bring a wintry mix to the interior from late Monday night into Tuesday morning.
There is chance of snow and sleet from midnight to 4 a.m., then freezing rain is likely. It will be cloudy, with a steady temperature of about 32 degrees.
The chance of precipitation is 60 percent, with little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half-inch is possible.
But the wintry mix could cause slippery travel conditions across Fairfield County.
Tuesday will see freezing rain before 10 a.m., then rain throughout the day with a high near 39 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent.
More rain will fall Tuesday night, with a thunderstorm possible as temperatures rise to about 42 degrees by 1 a.m. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
There is 40 percent chance of showers on Wednesday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 53 degrees.