Fairfield County gears up for first major snowstorm of the season

FI-snow-flakeGet the shovels and snowblowers warmed up for the weekend because Greenwich could get four to eight inches of snow, along with some ice and rain, with areas near the coast expected to get less frozen precipitation.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm watch for Saturday morning through late Saturday night.

Six to 10 inches are expected in northern Fairfield and New Haven counties while four to eight inches are predicted in southern Fairfield and New Haven counties. The snow could be topped off by “a trace of ice,” NWS said.

The NWS said snow will begin Saturday morning and continue through the day. The snow could become heavy at times Saturday evening and then mix with sleet and freezing rain from late from late Saturday evening into very early Sunday morning.

“Hazardous travel on snow covered and icy roads” is expected, according to NWS.

Temperatures will be in the mid 20s. Winds will be 10 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.

This is expected be the first substantial snowstorm of the season for much of southwestern Connecticut, with a few previous storms failing to live up to predictions and dropping less snow than had been forecast.

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