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Freezing Rain To Hit Bridgeport This Afternoon

Drivers will need to be careful in Fairfield County on Friday, as freezing rain is expected to hit during the evening commute.
Drivers will need to be careful in Fairfield County on Friday, as freezing rain is expected to hit during the evening commute. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Freezing rain is expected to hit Fairfield County on Friday, while more rain and snow could be on its way this weekend.

There is a chance of snow between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Afterwards, freezing rain is expected, which will result in slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges, including during the evening commute. A light glaze of ice could accumulate.

Most of Connecticut is under a Winter Weather Advisory from 1 p.m. Friday until midnight.

Drivers should be careful and prepare for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The high will be near 36 during the day Friday, with wind chill values between 25 and 30. Rain will continue until 10 p.m., and pick back up again after 1 a.m. The low Friday night will be around 35.

Saturday will see a 100 percent chance of rain. The high will be near 44. It will continue to rain into Saturday night, when the low will be around 29.

Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 39.

Snow is likely to hit Sunday night, mainly after 9 p.m. The low will be around 28. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent, with new snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

There is a 30 percent chance of snow before 9 a.m. on Christmas. The rest of the day will be cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Monday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 20.

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