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Fog First, Then Nor'easter Rolls Into Bridgeport With Heavy Rain & Wind

Up to 2 inches of rain could fall across Fairfield County as a nor'easter begins to roll in late Sunday.
Up to 2 inches of rain could fall across Fairfield County as a nor'easter begins to roll in late Sunday. Photo Credit: National Weather Service

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It's time to brace for some crazy, wet weather in Fairfield County as a nor'easter heads our way, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service.

The January storm is expected to bring heavy rain and sleet to the region, along with strong, damaging winds.

Starting on Sunday morning, there is a Dense Fog Advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Visibility will be a quarter-mile or less with the widespread fog, making travel difficult, the weather service warned.

Motorists are urged to slow down, use low beam headlights and leave plenty of distance ahead in case a sudden stop is needed.

The rest of Sunday will be rainy and cloudy, with a high near 48 degrees.

By Sunday night, rain will develop with a low of about 36 degrees as the nor'easter begins to roll in. It will feel even colder due to winds of 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

It will be miserable Monday morning, with rain before 9 a.m., then turning to rain and sleet between 9 a.m. and noon, then back to rain the afternoon. The temperature will hold at about 37 degrees. Winds will be from the northeast at 28 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

The rain and sleet could be heavy at times as times, with 1 to 2 inches possible, and even more in some areas.

There will be a High Wind Watch in effect for Coastal Connecticut for Sunday night into Monday night, with winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 60 mph in some areas.

That will be strong enough to down trees and power lines, cause power outages, and make for difficult driving conditions.

There is a Storm Warning Over Water for the nor'easter, with winds of 35 to 45 knots with gusts of 50 to 60 knots possible. The strongest winds will be Monday, 6 to 12 foot waves possible on Long Island Sound.

The heavy rain continues into Monday night, with a northeast wind of 24 to 29 mph decreasing to 16 to 21 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph. .

More rain is likely Tuesday, with a high near 44.

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