UPDATED 8:00 p.m.: Keep the shovels, snow blowers and ice melt handy, Westport. Another big blast of snow is headed your way, expected to start Tuesday night and last through Wednesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service is forecasting 8 to 12 inches of snow Tuesday night, mainly after 9 p.m., with a 100 percent chance of precipitation. The snow will continue through Wednesday, mainly before 3 p.m., with additional accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible.
Yes, that means Westport may see 12 to 20 inches of snow total from this storm. And all this new snow will fall and be piled up on the leftover snow from Friday's storm, which covered the town in about 4 inches of snow .
Wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph are also expected. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon, with the heaviest band of snow expected between midnight and early Wednesday.
This storm will be the third to strike the area within the last three weeks. Since Dec. 26, Westport and surrounding towns have seen roughly 16 inches of snow.
Events around town are already being changed. The Wednesday afternoon production by "Play With Your Food" at Toquet Hall Teen Center has been rescheduled for Jan. 26, according to the organization's website .
Also, the Wednesday night Representative Town Meeting's Planning & Zoning Committee hearingthe second on an appeal filed against building coverage regulationsmay be rescheduled.
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