Darien forecast: A slightly white Christmas
Published 6:25 am, Monday, December 24, 2012
The Christmas Eve forecast calls for partly sunny skies, with an overnight dusting of snow likely to herald the arrival of Christmas.
The National Weather Service said the daytime high temperature will be in the upper-30s, with a north wind 5 to 7 mph, then becoming calm in the afternoon.
Light snow is likely overnight, the NWS, as the temperature dips to a low of about 30 degrees. The odds of precipitation are about 80 percent with new snow accumulation of less than one inch.
On Christmas Day, the precipitation is expected to become an early mix of snow and freezing, changing to all rain by later morning. Skies later will become partly sunny, with a high temperature near 40 degrees and a north wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Christmas night should be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the mid-20s.
On Wednesday, rain is likely, mainly after 4 p.m. Skies will be partly sunny, with a high temperature near 40 degrees. It will be breezy, with an east wind 6 to 11 mph, later increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Nighttime will also likely be rainy, with a low temperature in the mid-30s. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent,
Thursday morning is also expected to be wet. Skies will be cloudy, with a high temperature about 40 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Nighttime will bring a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers. Skies will be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-20s.
The outlook for Friday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures in the mid-30s.