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High Wind Watch Issued For Fairfield County

The National Weather Service has issued an advisory for tonight.

In addition to the dense fog advisory the National Weather Service has issued for this morning for Shelton until noon today, a high wind watch remains in effect from 6 p.m. this evening through late tonight.

The morning fog could reduce visibility to one quarter mile or less at times, and wind of 20-25 mph with damaging gusts up to 60 mph can be expected.

"Strong winds, in combination with heavy rain, could bring down whole trees, large tree limbs, power lines and unsecured outdoor objects," the NWS advisory reads. "This could pose a hazard to anyone out driving or walking Wednesday night, and to houses and other structures near larger trees. Driving will also be difficult, especially in high profile vehicles and on elevated roadways and bridges."

Shelton's NWS Forecast:

  • Wednesday: Showers likely, mainly after 3 p.m. Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 54. South wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Wednesday night: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before midnight. Steady temperature around 54. Windy, with a south wind 16 to 21 mph increasing to 23 to 28 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
  • Thursday: Showers likely, mainly before 9 a.m. Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 38 by 5 p.m. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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