Darien weather: Another big snow storm
Published 6:04 am, Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Heavy snow is expected to sock southwestern Connecticut tonight for the third time in the last three weeks, with accumulations from 10 to 15 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
In its "Winter Storm Warning" in effect for the region from 7 p.m. today to 6 p.m. tomorrow, the NWS predicts snow will start falling about 8 p.m., with the heaviest snow around midnight into early-morning tomorrow.
The storm will roar into the area with wind gusts from 25 to 35 mph, severely impairing visibility.
Today starts out mildly with a daytime high temperature of about 33 degrees and wind only about 8 mph. Clouds move in this afternoon and the wind grows in intensity up to 17 mph by evening.
After 8 p.m., snow should start falling as the temperature drops to about 28 degrees.
Overnight accumulation could be from 5 to 9 inches, according to the NWS, driven by increasingly strong winds.
Snow is expected to continue falling through tomorrow morning and into the afternoon, with additional accumulation from 3 to 9 inches. The daytime high will be about 32.
The storm should start easing by late afternoon, and snow will stop by about 7 p.m. tomorrow, the weather service says.
Thursday should be partly sunny, with a high near 31 and a northwest wind between 15 and 18 mph.
Friday also is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 29 degrees.