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Winter to Return to Stamford Wednesday [Update]

Call it Mother Nature’s rude reminder that the first day of spring isn’t until March 20.

[This article was updated with new forecast information at 11 a.m. Wednesday]

If you’re thinking we’re , you’re sadly mistaken: A winter weather advisory has been issued for Wednesday through Thursday morning for Fairfield and New Haven counties.

According to the National Weather Service the region will get anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow, mixed with rain, with inland areas getting higher accumulations. In addition it will be colder, with temperatures dropping into the high 20s/low 30s on Wednesday night. What’s more there will be wind gusts of up to 15 miles an hour Wednesday into Thursday.

"Snow should develop from west to east from late this morning into this afternoon," the National Weather Service said in an early morning update Wednesday. "The snow will mix with sleet and there may also be some pockets of freezing rain this afternoon and evening. The wintry mix is expected to change to all rain Thursday morning."

Coastal communities will get more rain than snow, the weather service predicts — and may not see a single flake. The precipitation “could” impact the Wednesday evening commute, it said.

Call it Mother Nature’s rude reminder that the first day of spring isn’t until March 20.

Here is the National Weather Service’s forecast for , as of 11 a.m. Wednesday:

This Afternoon: Rain before 5pm, then rain and snow. High near 39. East wind between 9 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight: Rain and sleet, becoming all rain after 9pm. Low around 34. East wind between 9 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Thursday: A chance of rain, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 42. North wind between 7 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of rain before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. North wind between 5 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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