New snowfall up to 8 inches heads to Darien today
Published 5:44 am, Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Here it comes. Again.
Another severe winter storm is headed toward southwestern Connecticut today, with snowfall starting this afternoon and continuing into tomorrow morning with accumulations of at least 6 to 8 inches, according to the "Winter Storm Watch" from the National Weather Service.
The snow is expected to be preceded by a hazardous mix of freezing rain after noontime today, then light snow beginning this evening. The daytime high is expected to be about 36 degrees, with an initial accumulation of snow about 1 inch or less, the NWS says.
Snowfall will intensify overnight and a north wind will pick up to between 15 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Accumulations before 5 a.m. tomorrow could be as much as 8 inches, according to the forecast.
After the storm clears out, tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high near 35. There will be a northwest wind between 13 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. The temperature tomorrow night falls to around 22 degrees.
And as the region shovels out from the latest heavy snowfall, there is a chance of snow showers on both Friday and Saturday, the NWS predicts.
Skies both days will be cloudy and temperatures should be in the 30s.