Near Blizzard Conditions Expected In Wilton Thursday Night Into Friday

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A coastal storm is expected to bring strong winds, dangerously cold wind chills and the potential for heavy snowfall to Fairfield County starting Thursday. Photo Credit: File Photo

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning on Wednesday, with near blizzard conditions predicted for Fairfield County from Thursday night into Friday morning.

A coastal storm is expected to bring strong winds, dangerously cold wind chills and the potential for heavy snowfall, the weather service said.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 4 a.m. Thursday until 1 p.m. Friday for all of Connecticut, the entire Lower Hudson Valley, northern New Jersey and all of southern New England.

Snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches are possible, with 1 to 2 inches predicted for the Thursday morning rush hour, followed by a lull. The most significant snowfall is expected to fall starting Thursday evening and continuing into Friday.

The wind-chill factor will drop to about 15 degrees below zero to 5 degrees above zero late Thursday night and into Friday morning, with drifting and blowing snow expected. Winds will be 15 to 25 mph with gusts of up to 35 mph possible. 

Driving conditions are expected to be hazardous, the National Weather Service said, and motorists are urged to travel only in an emergency, and to bring a flashlight, food and water in their vehicles. Visibility will be a quarter- to a half-mile. 

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Broad River:

My roads were fine ! If you can't drive stay off the roads. So many people that live here aren't from here or they own 4WD SUV's and think they have the traction of Tank tracks. When one wheel slips they all slip.
personally I'd much rather drive over the snow.

Oh it's going to be chilly !

sononeknows:

Lets all see if Norwalk can do a better job than the first storm of the season.We all heard how a great job was done clearing the streets yet no one told us about the two dozen accidents created by the Norwalk DPW by treating the roads hours before the storm hit.Yes maybe they did a great job during the storm but by sanding the streets pretreating them left them as if oil was on them where even cruisers were spinning out.Seems the new Mayor is using Moccias old handbook of smoking mirrors.We can only hope Mayor Rilling has new cruisers coming in the fleet we now have is old and very injured leaving our first responders with nothing more than Lajoie specials.

Broad River:

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers

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