FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It's officially winter, but the weather continues to send mixed signals across Fairfield County, but the chances are low for celebrating a White Christmas this year.
After a chilly Wednesday with temperatures in the mid-30s, Thursday will bring a slight chance of showers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Clouds will then give way to sun, with a high in the mid-40s. Temps will then drop to about 25 degrees overnight.
Friday will be sunny, with a high in the mid- to upper 40s as many begin their holiday travels. But the weather will change forces by Friday night, with a 30 percent chance of snow overnight as temperatures drop below freezing.
Early on Christmas Eve Day, the chance of snow increases to 70 percent, likely becoming all rain after 9 a.m. Saturday before gradually ending. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 42 degrees. Less than a half-inch of snow is expected, but it may make for messy last-minute shopping.
Christmas Day will dawn mostly sunny, with a high near 45 degrees.