HEADLINES

Weather Advisory for Fog, Sleet and Flooding May Cause Hazardous Driving Conditions

Special Weather Statement for Friday evening:

Locally dense fog through this evening. Areas of fog with a visibility of mostly one half to one mile will continue across much of the tri-state area this evening. There will however be localized areas where visibility will be reduced to a quarter mile or less by the fog. The visibility may vary significantly in just a short distance. Motorists need to be alert for sudden changes in visibility. Allow extra space between you and the vehicle ahead of you and only use low beam headlights.

 

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect from 4 AM to Noon EST Saturday

WHAT:

Freezing Rain Expected. The Ice Will Result In Very Slippery Conditions On Sidewalks, Roads And Bridges. Total Ice Accumulations Of A Light Glaze Are Expected

WHERE:

New York: Orange and Putnam Counties

Connecticut: Northern Fairfield County

WHEN:

4 AM To Noon EST Saturday.

In addition, a few tenths of an inch of sleet could fall during this time frame. The combination of a few hundredths of an inch of ice and the sleet will make travel difficult late tonight and Saturday morning, especially on untreated and elevated surfaces.

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

A winter weather advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Flood Watch 

Flood watch remains in effect through Saturday morning... The flood watch continues for portions of southern Connecticut and southeast New York, including the following areas, in Southern Connecticut, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern New Haven, And Southern New London. In Southeast New York, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, And Southern Westchester.  

Through Saturday morning:

  •        Moderate to heavy rainfall along with warming temperatures may result in urban/poor drainage flooding along with potential for flooding along rivers and streams due to ice jams.
  •        rivers and streams could see locally sudden rises in vicinity of any ice jams.

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop


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