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Winter Storm Warning for Bethel, Tuesday into Wednesday, 4-9+ Inches of Snow Possible

Report by Paula Antolini
March 19, 2018 11:20PM EDT

 

Winter Storm Warning for Bethel, Tuesday into Wednesday, 4-9+ Inches of Snow Possible

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Fairfield County and surrounding areas.

WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* WHAT…Heavy wet snow possible. Total wet snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches, with locally higher amounts possible.

* WHERE…Long Island and southern Connecticut.

* WHEN…From late Tuesday night through late Wednesday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Tree branches could fall. Significant reductions in visibility are possible. A combination of the heavy wet snow and wind gusts of 25 to 40 mph could bring down tree limbs and power lines, creating power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

Tuesday through Sunday: Intensifying low pressure off the southern Mid Atlantic coast will likely bring accumulating snow from late Tuesday night into Wednesday evening. Depending on the eventual track of the storm, some areas may receive significant snowfall of 6 inches or more. This would bemore likely to occur across central and eastern Long Island, but also cannot be ruled out elsewhere, mainly in the New York City Tri-State area and across coastal Connecticut.

 

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Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Light north wind.
Tuesday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 38. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Northeast wind 3 to 8 mph.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow and sleet, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. Northeast wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
Snow likely before 7am, then snow and sleet likely between 7am and 8am, then snow after 8am. High near 33. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. Northeast wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Wednesday Night
Snow likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 31. North wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

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