Darien weather: 'Significant' storm monitored
Published 5:52 am, Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Forecasters continue to monitor a winter storm that could dump "significant" snowfall across the region later this weekend, the weather through Christmas Day is expected to be sunny but windy.
If the storm hits southwestern Connecticut, the National Weather Service says in its "hazardous weather outlook," the brunt of the bad weather will be felt Sunday night into Monday.
Today, meanwhile, should be mostly sunny, with a high near 37 degrees and a northwest wind between 14 and 16 mph.
Clouds should increase tonight, and the temperature will fall to the mid-20s. It will feel colder because of a blustery wind clocking in at between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tomorrow should be mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. The day will also be breezy, with a north wind between 22 and 24 mph. Nighttime lows will be in the mid-20s, with a blustery wind around 21 mph.
The Friday forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of about 37 degrees.
And Saturday, Christmas Day, is also expected to be mostly sunny, with a daytime high in the mid-30s.
The "significant winter storm" could strike the region later Sunday and continue into Monday, with precipitation in the form of snow and strong gusty winds.
But the NWS says that as of today there is "uncertainty" about the track of the storm and exactly when it might hit the region, so the forecast is still in flux.