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Winter Storm Watch Issued

The National Weather Service office in Upton, N.Y. has issued a winter storm watch for Westport and area in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening.

Snow should overspread the area late Tuesday night and could become heavy at times during Wednesday morning with accumulations of 5 to 8 inches possible, an advisory said.

As warmer air moves in aloft but temperatures remain at or below freezing at ground level, the snow should change to freezing rain and sleet by Wednesday afternoon with a glaze of one tenth to one quarter inch of ice also possible.

Precipitation could briefly change back to snow before ending Wednesday evening, the advisory said.

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