FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Frigid wind chills will slowly start to release their grip on Fairfield County this weekend, but a new snowstorm is headed our way ushering in the start of February for overnight Sunday into the beginning of the workweek.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch that starts at 7 p.m. Sunday, shortly after the Super Bowl kicks off, and lasts through Monday at 6 p.m.
Steady snow is expected to start sometime after 10 p.m. Sunday with accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible overnight.
The snow will turn to a mixed bag of precipitation, especially south of the Merritt Parkway on Monday, including freezing rain and sleet before noon before likely returning to snow sometime around 3 p.m. with another 3 to 5 inches possible on Groundhog Day.
Total snow accumulation of between 6 to 10 inches is possible in areas farther south and as much as 8 to 12 inches in Northern Fairfield.
Sunday's high temperature will be between 29 and 31 degrees. But frigid temperatures will return later in the day Monday, falling into the teens by the late afternoon.
The outlook for Tuesday is mostly cloudy and cold with a high between 16 and 18.
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