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Winter to Return to New Canaan Wednesday

Call it Mother Nature’s rude reminder that the first day of spring isn’t until March 20.

If you’re thinking we’re , you’re sadly mistaken: A winter weather advisory has been issued for Wednesday through Thursday morning for Fairfield and New Haven counties.

According to the National Weather Service the region will get anywhere from 1 to 5 inches of snow, mixed with rain, with inland towns getting higher accumulations. In addition it will be colder, with temperatures dropping into the high 20s/low 30s on Wednesday night. What’s more there will be wind gusts of up to 20 miles an hour Wednesday into Thursday.

“Snow is currently expected to overspread Southern New England Wednesday afternoon and transition to a wintry mix Wednesday evening,” the National Weather Service said in an 11:35 a.m. Tuesday update. “The heaviest precipitation should occur from late Wednesday into Thursday morning. It is possible for colder temperatures to linger longer than currently forecast, resulting in less mixed precipitation and more snow.”

It will be more rain than snow, the weather service predicts. The storm “could” impact the Wednesday evening commute and “should” impact the Thursday morning commute, it said.

Call it Mother Nature’s rude reminder that the first day of spring isn’t until March 20.

Here is the National Weather Service’s forecast for , as of 11 a.m. Tuesday:

This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Northwest wind between 11 and 14 mph.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 26. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday: Snow before 3pm, then snow, freezing rain, and sleet between 3pm and 5pm, then snow and freezing rain after 5pm. High near 35. Calm wind becoming east between 6 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Wednesday Night: Rain and sleet, becoming all rain after midnight. Low around 32. East wind between 6 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday: Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Northeast wind between 7 and 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of rain before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Glen K Dunbar February 28, 2012 at 10:41 PM
We live in a condo now. So, technicall for once in my life I will not have to bite my nails. BUT...my dear sweet Mother may force me out anyhow if they do not clear it when She wants it cleared. Personally, I would wait till Summer. Yet, my Mom is a nuisance. If I do have to shovel I wil be VERY VERY angry !!!!!!!!!!!! GLEN

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