On the heels of a blizzard that dumped as much as two feet on the area overnight, the National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a period of freezing rain passing over north central Connecticut, including East Windsor and Windsor Locks, beginning early Monday morning.
Though the ice, sleet and snowfall from this front will not be substantial, current road conditions and areas of fog predicted to set in have prompted the NWS to issue a Winter Weather Advisory for Monday morning.
“Ice accumulations are expected to be minimal, only a couple hundredths of an inch,” according to the NWS, “However, this, combined with the recent heavy snowfall could result in slick travel conditions during the morning commute.”
As of the most recent forecasts, there is a 90 percent chance of freezing rain after 6 a.m. Monday, according to the NWS. Forecasters anticipate that it will turn to rain after 10 a.m. Temperatures will warm throughout the day, with a high of 40ºF predicted, but periods of rain and freezing rain are expected through Monday evening.
With more precipitation on the way, officials are urging residents on Sunday before conditions make this more necessary and more difficult.
As a precaution, schools in East Windsor and Windsor Locks are closed today and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy decided that all non-essential state employees should stay home.