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 snow and rain passing over southern Connecticut, including Groton and New London County, beginning early Monday morning.
Though the snowfall from this front will not be substantial, current road conditions and areas of fog predicted to set in could snarl morning traffic.
The National Weather Service predicts a chance of 100 percent chance of snow and rain before 9 a.m., then rain and a high temperature of 45 degrees. Tonight, the weather service predicts patchy fog before 9 p.m., mostly cloudy skies, a 40 percent chance of rain and a low of 33 degrees.
With more precipitation on the way, officials are urging residents to clear roofs, drainage areas and exhaust vents on Sunday before conditions make this more necessary and more difficult.
Connecticut Light & Power reported 48 Groton customers remained without power as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has asked all nonessential state employees to stay home on Monday as the clean up continues. Evening and midnight shift employees should report to work as normal on Monday, he said in a news release.
“I understand that everyone wants to get back to normal as quickly as possible," Malloy said in a prepared statement. "Crews are working around the clock to accomplish that goal. But the last thing we need at this point is a typical morning rush hour commute. Traffic build-up will only delay the effort to clear our roads."