NORTHERN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The forecast for overnight and Saturday went from bad to worse for residents of northern Fairfield County as the National Weather Service predicted a heavy, wet snowfall and upped its advisory to a Winter Storm Warning.
A heavy wet snow of 5 to 8 inches is now predicted for the region with up to a tenth of an inch of ice. The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from midnight until 6 p.m. Saturday for northern Fairfield County and much of central Connecticut as well as Putnam County in New York.
Visibility could be a quarter mile or less as snow falls at a rate of an inch per hour overnight and into Saturday afternoon. The temperature will be about 30 degrees as the snow tapers off in the early evening.
Travel could be treacherous due to the wintry mix of snow, sleet and ice. The weight of the heavy, wet accumulation combined with northeast winds of 10 to 25 mph could knock down tree limbs and power lines.
The rest of southern Fairfield County, the coastline and Litchfield remains under a Winter Weather Advisory along with the Hudson River Valley and northern New Jersey with 2 to 5 inches of snow along with a tenth of an inch of ice predicted in those areas.
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