Update 2:50 p.m.
The National Weather Service states the seasons first Nor'easter could be on the way. The service predicts that some parts of New England could see between 6 and 12 inches of snow along with high winds starting on Saturday.
Snowfall in the New York City area in October is extremely rare. Accoring to The Weather Channel, the earliest recorded snowfall in the NYC area occurred on October 15, 1876. The last measureable snowfall occured in 1952 and there was a trace of snow in October 2002.
The Weather Channel and National Weather Service are forecasting strong, gusty winds and frigid temperatures that could produce up to four inches of snow in some areas of Fairfield County this weekend. The snow could start falling sometime on Saturday.
According to the Weather Channel, Low pressure will track up the East Coast on Saturday producing significant snow across the Northeast.
While the heaviest amounts are most likely to fall northwest of I-95, some accumulations are also possible closer to the coast along the Philadelphia to New York City to Boston corridor. Precipitation will start as rain in these locations, but may change over to snow.
Keep checking Patch for updates on what could be the first snowfall of the year.