Update, 11:15 a.m.
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Heavy, wet snow will continue to fall in Fairfield throughout the day, according to a Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service this morning.
The warning -- in effect until 6 p.m. -- also states that poor visibilities at times and locally heavy snowfall can make for dangerous driving. Winds are expected to gust up to 40 mph throughout the duration of the storm.
Residents woke up to at least several inches of snowfall -- some are reporting up to 7 to 8 inches. A daytime total of 2 to 4 inches is expected to fall by the time the snow wraps up this evening.
Here's how the rest of the day and weekend plays out for Fairfield, according to the National Weather Service:
Today: Snow, mainly before 5 p.m. High near 38. Breezy, with a north wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Tonight: A chance of snow before 7 p.m. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 29. Blustery, with a north wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 45. North wind 8 to 10 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 31. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Light and variable wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the morning.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
All Fairfield public and parochial schools are closed due to inclement weather today, Friday, March 8, 2013, according to the Fairfield Public Schools website.
Twelve-month public school employees are requested to report to their assignments.