Winter storm warnings have been posted for the state and Darien officials have already announced school closures for Wednesday in anticipation of a major winter storm.

Darien Town Hall will also be closed for business Wednesday thanks to the pending blizzard.

The National Weather Service is forecasting snowfall totals of 9 to 17 inches with the snow moving in late tonight and getting increasingly heavier as time passes. Winds are also expected to be strong at times with gusts up to 30 mph, the forecast says.

All Darien public schools will be closed tomorrow and all afternoon activities have been canceled, an announcement on the public school website said.

The Board of Education has also postponed tomorrow night's special budget meeting.

-- Ben Holbrook