New Canaan, Severe Winter Storm Heading Your Way

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Snow and ice could make for a dangerous travel day in Fairfield County on Wednesday. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Monday's snowstorm may have closed schools, but the storm now heading into Fairfield County could cause major problems with ice and sleet in addition to snow on Wednesday.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service from midnight until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Snow is expected to return to the area after 1 a.m. Wednesday, with possible accumulations by morning of 2 to 4 inches or more, the weather service said. But the line between a mixture of snow/rain/sleet and snow continues to be fluid.

Coastal towns in Fairfield County will likely see dangerous icing conditions by the Wednesday morning commute with sleet and freezing rain forecast for the whole day. Inland towns such as Danbury, Ridgefield and Redding will likely see all snow with accumulations similar to Monday's totals.

The storm, which will hit interior and southern Connecticut as well as the lower Hudson Valley and northeast new Jersey, is expected to bring mainly snow along with some sleet and freezing rain.

Snow, freezing rain, and sleet will fall before noon, then freezing rain and sleet is likely between noon and 3 p.m., with more snow likely after 3 p.m. New accumulation of about one-tenth inch of ice is possible, with 4 to 8 inches of new snow and sleet possible. The snow is likely to continue into the evening before tapering off at about 9 p.m. 

Snow totals of 6 to 10 inches are possible across Connecticut by the end of the storm.

With reduced visibility and icy road conditions expected, the National Weather Service advises residents to travel only if necessary. 

And don't put away your shovels: Another big storm may hit the area over the weekend. Storm models were still varying significantly as of Tuesday, however.

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