Darien forecast: Clearing for New Year's Eve revels
Published 8:00 am, Saturday, December 31, 2011
The last day of 2011 has dawned under cloudy skies and scattered showers, but the National Weather Service predicts skies will brighten by this afternoon, giving New Year's Eve revelers a clear night to welcome 2012.
Rain across southwestern Connecticut is expected to stop falling by about 10 a.m. today, followed by a gradually clearing trend that will bring sunny skies this afternoon and a daytime high temperature in the low-50s.
New Year's Eve itself is expected to be mostly clear, with the temperature falling to a low around 35 degrees. There will be a northwest wind between 5 and 8 mph, the NWS says.
The first day of 2012 promises to be mostly sunny, with a high near 49 degrees. By nighttime, the NWS says, there is a chance of showers, mainly between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m.. Skies will be cloudy, with a low temperature around 34.
Monday, a holiday for many people, will be partly sunny, with a high near 43 degrees. As a cold front moves into the region overnight, there is a chance of snow flurries as the temperature tumbles to a low in the mid-20s.
Tuesday will be very cold, the weather service predicts, with a daytime high only in the high-20s. There remains a chance of flurries and blustery winds, the NWS says.