Veterans Green and Town Hall on a snowy Sunday night. / Photo by Thane Grauel
Veterans Green and Town Hall on a snowy Sunday night. / Photo by Thane Grauel

By Thane Grauel

WESTPORT — The town on Sunday saw its first dusting of snow this winter season.

The National Weather Service expected less than an inch of snow to fall by the time it tapers off Monday morning. The day will start off overcast, but sunny skies should return this afternoon, the weather service said.

The Minuteman, ever vigil. / Photo by Thane Grauel
The Minuteman, with the weather on his shoulders, ever vigilant. / Photo by Thane Grauel

Temperatures dipped into the 20s overnight.

Sunday night, most of the snow was melting off roads and sidewalks, but by about 7 p.m. some was sticking to pavement, especially in hilly parts of town.

Greens Farms Church on a snowy Sunday. / Photo by Thane Grauel
Greens Farms Church on a snowy Sunday. / Photo by Thane Grauel

The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s trucks could be seen warming up at the state garage off Post Road East. The trucks later could be he heard scraping the Post Road and other state roads.

Monday could have a high of about 41 degrees, so the snow might be with us for long. Temperatures are expected to sink into the 20s again Monday night into Tuesday. Any wet roads could freeze, so drivers should use caution.