Fairfield forecast: light precipitation, heavy winds
Published 5:40 am, Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Bone-chilling winds, along with scattered snow in today's forecast, have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a hazardous weather outlook for southwestern Connecticut.
There may be scattered rain and snow before noon, changing to snow only as the temperature falls below freezing by 5 p.m.
The west wind will increase in strength from 7 to 10 mph to between 25 and 28 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.
Tonight should be mostly clear, with a low around 15 degrees. That will produce wind-chill values as low as zero. The west wind will decrease to between 15 and 18 mph, but gusts could still be as high as 40 mph.
Tomorrow should be mostly sunny, with a high near 28 degrees. The nighttime low will be about 17.
Skies should also be mostly sunny Thursday, with a high near 25, according to the NWS.
The temperature should climb above the freezing mark by Friday, a mostly sunny day, with a high near 34 degrees.