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High-Wind Advisory Blows Into Bridgeport

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Cold weather Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Hang onto your hats! Fairfield County should brace another blast of frigid Arctic air with wind gusts of up to 50 mph heading our way.

A high-wind advisory, issued by the National Weather Service, is in effect through 1 p.m. Wednesday across Fairfield County, most of Connecticut and across the metropolitan area.

It will be freezing Wednesday, with mostly sunny skies. The high will be near 27 degrees, but wind chills will make it feel like it is between 10 and 15 degrees.

Broken tree limbs and downed power lines could cause sporadic outages, the weather service warned.

A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds hit 31 to 39 mph or there are guests of 46 to 57 mph.

Winds of that strength can make driving difficult, the National Weather Service warned, urging motorists to exercise caution.

Residents and business owners are also urged to secure trash and recycling cans, bins and lids, and to put away or tie down anything else that could fly around.

Winds will be out of the west at 10 to 20 mph with gusts of much higher amounts.

Wednesday's high temperature will hover around the freezing mark under mostly sunny skies.

Thursday will be partly sunny with a high in the mid-30s.

Friday will be mostly sunny with highs in the low 40s before rain moves in Friday night, lasting through Saturday.

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