As residents struggle to just begin to recover from Hurricane Sandy, another storm is taking aim at Fairfield.
First Selectman Michael Tetreau, in a Code RED message Tuesday, asked residents to prepare for the storm. Halloween was again postponed based on the dire forecast.
“We expect rain and 20-40 mile per hour winds, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour,” Tetreau said.
The National Weather Service issued a high wind watch this morning for this area beginning Wednesday morning and remaining in effect through late Wednesday night.
Winds from the north at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are possible. Winds of this magnitude can bring down trees and power lines and cause property damage.
Wednesday’s forecast calls for a chance of rain and snow before 1 p.m., then rain, with a high near 42.
Winds from the north at 13 to 18 mph, may have gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Wednesday night rain is expected before 10, then rain and snow. The low will be around 33. There will be a north wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.
Rain and snow will continue Thursday morning before 10, then a chance mostly of rain. It will be cloudy, with a high near 44, and a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
There is a slight chance of showers Thursday night before midnight, then turning mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 20%.