Round 2 of storm to bring more snow, colder temps

While most of the earlier forecasts fell far short with snow accumulations, get ready for round two of an intense storm system.

The National Weather Service says rain will transition to snow this afternoon and continue through Monday night. Temperatures will drop throughout the day.

Monday morning, a winter storm warning remained in effect for Litchfield and northern Fairfield counties.

A winter weather advisory is in place for the rest of the state.

Much of shoreline had a dusting of snow.

In northwest Conneticut, snow totals ranged from 8 inches to a foot of at the Mohawk Mountain ski area in Cornwall.

Middletown had less than a half-inch of snow on the ground Monday morning, although sidewalks began icing up around 10:30 a.m. and larger flakes began to fall.

The parking ban was lifted just before 9 a.m., Mayor Ben Florsheim posted to his Facebook page.

“We are keeping an eye on the storm to see if another will be needed later today/tonight,” he said.

“Snow accumulation predictions for Middletown have dropped to 3-4 inches, with the peak still anticipated for late this afternoon through early morning Tuesday,” he said.

Florsheim also issued a parking ban beginning at 6 p.m. Monday and running through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Motorists can park at the following city-owned lots: Melilli Plaza, Broad Street/Russell Library, Broad Street/Kidcity, Kings Avenue, Green Street, Dingwall Drive.

All vehicles must be removed by 9 p.m. or drivers risk a $100 fine per violation or being towed.

If a vehicle is ticketed during any parking ban, motorists should make payment to the

Middletown Parking Department, in person, at City Hall weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., by

calling 860-638-4920 or by visiting

To claim a vehicle, contact police directly at 860-638-4000.

The forecast

Today: Rain before 11 a.m., then rain and snow between 11 a.m. and noon, then snow after noon. Temperature rising to near 35 by 9 a.m., then falling to around 29 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Northeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Monday Night: Snow. Low around 27. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. North wind 13 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow before 10 a.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. Northwest wind 11 to 13 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind 5 to 9 mph.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 39.