Old Man Winter hasn't passed away quite yet — he's still got some kick in him, according to weather forecasts for the next couple of days.
The National Weather Service has issued a "Winter Weather Advisory" for southern Connecticut which states in part (as of 4:19 a.m.), "The combination of a light accumulation of ice on top of a light accumulation of snow will make travel difficult, especially during the Tuesday morning rush hour."
Here's the weather service's Darien-specific forecast (as of 7:10 a.m.) through Wednesday morning:
- Monday: "A chance of snow, mainly after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 35. East wind 9 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."
- Monday night: "Rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 1am, then freezing rain and sleet between 1am and 4am, then rain, freezing rain, and sleet after 4am. Low around 32. Breezy, with a east wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible."
- Tuesday: "Rain, mainly before 3pm. High near 44. East wind 6 to 16 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100 precent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible."
- Tuesday night: "A slight chance of showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."
- Wednesday: "Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 20 mph"
Channel 7 meteorologist Bill Evans says on his Patch blog: "[W]e tend to think that a small, slushy accumulation of snow early tonight should get washed away by rain close to the I-95 corridor, as well as south and east of it…