It may have been the first day of spring Friday, but winter just wouldn't let go as snow blanketed the state and caused problems on the roads. As residual flurries wrap up on Saturday, the temperatures will take a plunge overnight, possibly creating slick conditions.
Snow moved out around midnight into Saturday as driving conditions deteriorated throughout the evening Friday and overnight. Flurries continued Saturday morning and the snow is expected to end by midday, bringing as much as another inch, according to NBC Connecticut First Alert meteorologist Bob Maxon.
By early evening, we may see a quick burst of rain and snow showers. As temperatures drop into the 20s, ice may develop on the roadways overnight, possibly making for a slippery commute on Sunday. Wind gusts are also expected to pick up.
The St. Patrick's Day parade is scheduled for Saturday and officials spent the morning getting ready for it and shoveling sidewalks.
Norwalk police said they responded to more than three dozen crashes Friday. The northbound side of Interstate 395 was closed for more than two hours in Thomspon, and minor collisions have been reported on other state highways, including on Route 8 in Seymour, Interstate 84 in West Hartford and Route 15 in Stamford.
As of 10:30 p.m. Friday, 4.3 inches of new snow were recorded in Hamden, 3.8 inches in North Haven, 3.3 in New Fairfield, 3 in Burlington, 2.5 in Prospect and 2.0 in Coventry.
There were winter weather advisories in effect until 4 a.m. Saturday for Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Fairfield counties.
The weather will warm up slightly on Saturday with highs in the lower 40s. We'll see fair and cold weather come Sunday through Tuesday.