Clearing Skies Greet Darien As It Digs Out, Preps For Next Storm

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Roads are covered with snow Friday morning in Ridgefield after the overnight storm. Photo Credit: Joe Lombardi
Clearing skies greet Danbury after a storm dumped another couple of inches of snow across the region. Photo Credit: Chris Hoelck
A lone snowblower tackles the drifts Friday morning. Photo Credit: Joe Lombardi
It will take a bit of work to get these Ridgefield cars ready for the roads. Photo Credit: Joe Lombardi
Snow is piling up along the sides and shoulders of roads in Ridgefield from the relentless storms. Photo Credit: Joe Lombardi
More than a foot of snow fell on Ridgefield in the nor'easter. Photo Credit: Joe Lombardi

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Fairfield County woke up Friday, dug out from a few more inches of overnight snow and braced for another storm.

Skies were clearing and sunny Friday morning, showing off the mess left behind after more than a foot of snow fell across Fairfield County in Thursday's nor'easter. An additional 2 to 5 inches of snow fell overnight as the storm brought more snow, sleet, freezing rain and few claps of thunder and bolts of lightning to the area.

Even the most dedicated shoveler on Thursday will have more work to do on Friday. Here is a sample of snow totals from Friday morning from the National Weather Service:

  • Darien: 16.8 inches
  • Fairfield: 16.2 inches
  • Danbury: 15.6 inches
  • New Canaan: 15.3 inches
  • Weston: 14.3 inches
  • Norwalk: 13.5 inches
  • Stamford: 13 inches

In addition, two-tenths of an inch of ice was reported at Danbury Airport on Friday, leaving a slippery coating on roads, sidewalk, cars and other surfaces.

Fairfield County residents should do their best to clear the heavy, icy snow because more is on the way despite the sunny skies and temperatures in the 30s on Friday. Breezy conditions could make it feel even colder when you are outside, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph and gusts as high as 38 mph.

Clouds will increase overnight into Saturday, with snow likely, mainly between 9 a.m. and noon. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is possible.

Temperatures will dip into the low teens by Saturday night, with wind chill values as low as zero. There is a slight chance of snow Sunday afternoon with high temperatures in the 20s. Night-time temperatures will dip into the single digits.

Presidents Day will bring temperatures in the 20s and a 50 percent chance of snow for the holiday. Tuesday includes a chance of rain and snow under mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 40.

All the snow should begin to melt by Wednesday and Thursday, with partly sunny skies and highs near 40 to 45 degrees.

The National Weather Service also warns motorists of the possibility of black ice as snow melts and refreezes on roads.

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