Wild weather weekend: Light snowfall forecasted Friday morning, bigger storm this weekend

The Danbury area is predicted to receive one to two inches of snow late Thursday night into Friday morning, according to a report from the National Weather Service. Slippery roads may impact Friday morning commutes, the weather service said, especially across the interior of the state. “Snow will develop late this evening and continue overnight, likely changing to rain along … read more

Wintry mix Monday night could lead to commuting trouble Tuesday morning

A mix of snow and sleet late Monday night into Tuesday morning could create some traffic delays for commuters in southern Connecticut. The National Weather service said that “an approaching warm front will bring a light accumulating wintry mix of snow, sleet and perhaps freezing rain” to the area Tuesday, Jan. 8. Accumulation is expected to be light but the … read more

National Weather Service: Six inches of snow possible Thursday

UPDATE, noon ET, Nov. 15 — This story has been updated to reflect new reports regarding snow accumulations in Ridgefield Thursday, Nov. 15. Winter is set to touchdown in the tri-state area earlier than most expected. According to the National Weather Service, there’s a moderate potential for an accumulating snow in Fairfield County Thursday into Thursday night. Snowfall amounts range between three … read more

Heat advisory remains in effect for the entire tri-state area through Tuesday night

The National Weather Service reports that hot and humid weather will continue through the middle of this week. Heat indices are expected to approach 95 to 100 degrees for Monday afternoon. They will remain at that level into the early evening of Monday. The heat index for Tuesday will also be around 95 to 100 degrees, the weather service predicts. … read more

Flash flooding, thunderstorms forecasted for Saturday night, Sunday morning

The National Weather Service is predicting a few strong to severe thunderstorms Saturday night into Sunday morning. According to the latest forecast Friday night, there’s also a slight risk of flash flooding across the region.  The main threats associated with any severe storms will be: Wind gusts in excess of 60 mph, which could down tree limbs, trees and powerlines … read more

Ridgefield under active flood watch Tuesday afternoon and evening

Nelson Vaz, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in New York, has put Ridgefield under an active flood watch for Tuesday afternoon. The Danbury area is projected to receive between one-and-a-half inches and one and three-fourths inches of rain Tuesday afternoon and into Tuesday night. “There is high confidence in showers and thunderstorms moving through much of the region this … read more

Heat advisory remains in effect through Tuesday night

A heat advisory remains in effect for southern Connecticut until 9 p.m. Tuesday, July, 3, with temperates expected to reach as high as 9o degrees Fahrenheit. The heat index is forecasted at 99 in the Danbury area, according to the National Weather Service. Rising temperatures may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. “Prolonged period of heat index … read more

National Weather Service: High heat, humidity expected through Fourth of July

The heat wave that started last weekend will continue through the Fourth of July holiday this week. According to the National Weather Service, a heat advisory remains in effect for southern Connecticut Monday, July, 2, with temperates expected to reach as high as 98 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat index is forecasted at 100 in some parts Fairfield County, the weather … read more

National Weather Service forecasts heavy rain, possible thunderstorms Sunday night into Monday

Get out your raincoats, it’s going to be wet and windy. The National Weather Service is forecasting a strong frontal system will approach the region Sunday afternoon and will cross the area Monday, April 16. “This system will bring a combination of heavy rain along with the chance of a few thunderstorms, gusty winds, and minor to locally moderate coastal flooding to … read more

The storm that wasn’t: Nor'easter misses Ridgefield

Despite being forecasted as the fourth nor’easter in the month of March, the wind and snow never arrived Wednesday, March 21. “We dodged the bullet this time,” said Dick Aarons, the town’s emergency management director. “We can’t say ‘oh those NWS (National Weather Service) guys don’t know what they’re talking about,’” he added. Aarons said one house had a brief … read more

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