Tuesday snow could drop 6-10 inches

A winter storm warning is in effect for Fairfield and the rest of southwestern Connecticut from noon Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Hersam Acorn Radio, which can be heard on the fairfield-sun.com homepage, will have coverage of how Fairfield and the rest of southwestern Connecticut is effected by the storm.

Snow accumulations could be six to 10 inches with winds 10 to 20 mph and gusts up 30 mph.

The temperatures are expected to be in the upper teens to the lower 20s on Tuesday. The wind chills could make it feel like 10-below zero.

The snow could make visibilities as low as a quarter of a mile from late Tuesday afternoon into the night.

“Snowfall is expected to begin late Tuesday morning and continue through the night, tapering off early Wednesday morning,” according to the weather service. “The heaviest snowfall will occur late this afternoon into tonight.”

Fairfield and many other area public schools decided early Tuesday to operate on an early-dismissal schedule on Tuesday. Fairfield parochial schools are also closing early.

The falling, blowing and drifting snow will cause hazardous travel and walking condition across the area, possibly impacting the late-afternoon and evening commute,” according to the service. “Prolonged exposure to frigid cold and low wind chills could cause frostbite. Dress appropriately.”

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