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The Storm is Over: Bring on the Cold

Westporters can breathe a sigh of relief -- the snowstorm that began Tuesday night is officially over. And when all was said and done, calculations indicate that about 19 inches of snow was dumped on the town.

But just because the snow is no longer falling -- for now, that is -- don't expect to see it disappear anytime soon. Below freezing temperatures are expected over the next few days. The mercury will drop into the lower 20s Wednesday night, the National Weather Service said. And winds between 18 and 22 mph will make it feel much colder.

This combination could cause areas of ice on the roadways. On Wednesday afternoon, state and local officials urged residents to stay off the roads to allow the Westport Department of Public Works and state DOT workers to do their work.

The Thursday morning commute likely won't be a picnic as thermometers aren't expected to rise higher than 30. Winds between 14 and 16 mph are predicted, with gusts as high as 30 mph. More gusty winds are forecast for Thursday night, with temperatures dropping down to 16.

Bone-chilling cold will continue into Friday with a daytime high of 28. Lows around 19 are forecast for Friday night.

How will you brave the cold weather in the coming days? Multiple layers of clothing? Lots of hot cocoa? Share your tips below!

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