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Snow On The Way: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Fairfield County

The roads will be snow-covered for the Friday evening commute.
The roads will be snow-covered for the Friday evening commute. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The weather forecast for Friday in Fairfield County is taking a turn for the worse. Snow may interfere if you are heading out tonight to do Christmas shopping, see the "Stars Wars" movie or attend a holiday party.

A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for southern Fairfield County through 10 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

What should you expect? Plan on snow-covered roads, including during the evening commute. The total snow accumulations will be 1 to 3 inches across southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York. There may be a bit less snow, but still an inch or two, in northern Fairfield County.

Drivers should be prepared for reduced visibilities and slippery conditions at times on the roads.

A number of school districts — including Danbury, Bethel, Ridgefield, Easton, Redding and Norwalk — have canceled after-school activities for Friday afternoon due to the weather forecast.

The chance of snow on Friday is now 80 percent across Fairfield County and all of southern Connecticut.

The snow will continue into Friday night, with a steady temperature of about 25 degrees, and wind chill values between 15 and 20.

On Saturday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 33. But it will feel much colder, with wind chill values between 15 and 20. The wind will be 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Temps will drop Saturday night to about 17.

Sunday will be partly sunny and a high near 34 degrees, but not as windy.

There's a 30 percent chance of snow on Sunday evening.

Monday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.

Fairfield County saw the coldest temperatures of the season early Friday. Temps dipped in Danbury to 11 degrees and to 17 degrees at Sikorsky Airport in Stratford.

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