A band of heavy snow surging early this morning across southwestern Connecticut, accumulating at 2 to 4 inches an hour on top of overnight snowfall of at least 10 inches, has slowed over the region, with accumulations in some areas now over 18 inches.

A "Winter Storm Warning" remains in effect through 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, with final snow accumulations of more than 20 inches before the storm moves east.

In Darien, officials yesterday decided to close both the public schools and Town Hall offices today because of the storm.

The snow is expected to continue falling through afternoon with the heaviest accumulation before 11 a.m. The daytime high temperature should be about 32 degrees. Additional accumulations should be at least 5 inches on top of the snow that started falling about 9 p.m. yesterday.

The wind will be from the northwest wind between 16 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. It will be blustery, with a northwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, gusting up to 30 mph.

The NWS predicts tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high near 30. It will continue to be windy, with gusts clocked again up to 30 mph.

Friday should be mostly sunny, with a high near 28.

And Saturday also should be sunny, with a daytime high temperature at the freezing mark.