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Fairfield forecast: Wintry mix warning

Updated 10:53 am, Monday, January 28, 2013
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Wintry precipitation -- a mix snow, sleet and rain -- is expected to move across southwestern Connecticut at midday and continue through nighttime, threatening hazardous traveling conditions later today.

The National Weather Service says the daytime high temperature will rise to the low-30s under cloudy skies, and there is expected to be little or no accumulation of ice. There will be a south wind 5 to 9 mph; chance of precipitation is 100 percent, the NWS says.

Precipitation is expected to become mostly icy rain by evening, with a low temperature dipping to about 30 degrees. There will be a southwest wind 5 to 8 mph; odds of precipitation are about 60 percent.

Tomorrow, there is a slight chance of showers under mostly cloudy skies, as the temperature rises to a high in the mid-40s. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

There is also a chance of precipitation tomorrow night, with a low temperature in the mid-30s. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

On Wednesday, showers are likely after noon, with a high temperature in the low-50s. Winds of 8 to 16 mph could gust as high as 26 mph, the NWS says. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Showers also are expected Wednesday night, with a low temperature in the mid-30s. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Thursday should be mostly sunny, with a high temperature in the low-40s. Nighttime will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-20s.

The outlook for Friday, according to the weather service, is partly sunny and temperatures in the 30s.