Get ready for the storm with Hersam Acorn Radio

The snow storm that started overnight is expected to get stronger on Thursday evening, Jan. 2, and lasting into Friday morning.

A winter storm warning went into effect for southwestern Connecticut early Thursday morning and remains until Friday, Jan. 3, at 1 p.m.

Hersam Acorn Radio will be providing live coverage of the storm, from area closings, traffic, area road conditions and news from all over southwestern Connecticut (and some northern Westchester County). The first broadcast is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, followed by early morning coverage of school closings, traffic and more Friday, Jan. 3. You can tune in at fairfield-sun.com on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

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Six to 10 inches of snow could fall in the area, according to the National Weather Service. Other forecasts say there could be more than a foot of the snow in some areas, depending on how the storm moves the area. On Thursday morning, the storm stretched from Arkansas to Maine. Fairfield schools dismissed early Thursday. An update on Friday’s classes will be posted when it is available.

The worst of the storm, which the weather service said could be “near blizzard conditions,” are forecast for Thursday evening into Friday morning.

“One to two inches are forecast through the Thursday morning rush hour, followed by a lull,” the weather service said Wednesday. “The most significant period of snow will redevelop by Thursday evening and continue into Friday morning.”

With winds of 10 to 20 mph — and gusts up to 35 mph — the blowing snow could create visibilities less than a quarter of a mile, the weather service said Thursday morning. The could make the the wind chills fall to zero and below late Thursday and could be down to 15 below zero by Friday morning.

Blizzard warnings have been issued, across the sound, for all of Long Island.

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing until Sunday. Friday is going to be the coldest day in a while, with a high of 18 and low of 2, and forecasters say it will feel even colder with the wind chill.

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