Darien forecast: Snowy prelude to spring
Published 6:52 am, Monday, March 18, 2013
The "official" start of spring is just two days away, but winter weather will hold sway later today and tomorrow in southwestern Connecticut.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 p.m. today to 10 a.m. tomorrow: There is a chance of light snow starting today about 5 p.m., with the daytime high temperature rising to the mid-30s. There will be an east wind 6 to 15 mph.
Tonight, snow is likely about 10 p.m., then changing to mixed wintry precipitation later as the temperature dips to a low in the low-30s. There will be an east wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible, the NWS says.
Tomorrow, the precipitation will be all rain as the day goes on and the temperature rises to a high in the mid-40s. There will be an east wind 12 to 17 mph, becoming north 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts between one-quarter and one-half an inch possible.
Tomorrow night, there is a slight chance of showers before 9 p.m. as the temperature dips to the mid-20s.
Wednesday should be mostly sunny, with a high temperature ear 40 degrees. Nighttime will be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-20s.
Thursday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high temperature about 40 degrees. Night skies will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-20s.
The outlook for Friday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures in the 40s.