Frigid Cold, Blustery Winds Grip Wilton Thursday

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It may be March, but Fairfield County needs to bundle up for protection from the frigid wind chills.
It may be March, but Fairfield County needs to bundle up for protection from the frigid wind chills. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Fairfield County residents awoke to frigid temperatures Thursday after a storm system with heavy rain passed through the area.

A chance of snow flurries remains until about noon, according to the National Weather Service. Clouds will break as the day progresses, but the high temperature should not climb past 25 degrees.

Conditions will be blustery, with northwest winds of 25 mph. Winds could gust up to 50 mph, producing wind chills in the single teens, and in some spots, below zero.

Thursday night will bring another deep freeze, with temperatures in the single digits and wind chills as low as zero. Northwest winds 12 to 17 mph will decrease to 6 to 11 mph after midnight. But gusts could be as high as 34 mph.

A quick rebound is in store for Friday with a high in the low 40s under sunny skies, which is much more seasonable for mid-March.

There is a chance of a wintry mix falling Saturday before 9 a.m. and then, as the things warm up, a chance of rain between 9 a.m. and noon.

The rest of the day should be partly cloudy with a high reaching the low 50s.

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