While forecasts fluctuate, they all agree: Big storm is coming

Snowplow FeatureAs snow forecasts for approaching nor’easter continue to fluctuate, it appears that southwestern Connecticut could escape the worst of the blizzard, which has been named Nemo. But the area could still get a foot or more of snow, according to the National Weather Forecast.

A winter storm watch is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon for Fairfield County. But finding how Nemo will affect Fairfield County is still too early to tell. Forecasts have ranged from 6 inches to 2 feet of snow.

It could bring heavy snow, sleet and strong winds, according to the weather service. Winds are expected to be north at 20 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph. The temperature is expected to get as high as 35 Friday afternoon, with snow expected to start at about 3 p.m.

The worst of the storm is expected to be from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning.

While earlier forecasts were warning of more rain here, it now appears there will be much more snow than rain, with some trace amounts of ice, on Friday.

This storm is expected to be much worse east and north of Fairfield County, where blizzard watches, which are a step above winter storm watches, are in effect all the way to Boston and northern Massachusetts.

But locally the weather service is warning of “near blizzard conditions” here that could make for dangerous driving condition and bring down some tree limbs, causing scattered power outages.

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