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Your New Year's Eve Weather Report

It'll be below freezing tonight

Going out to celebrate New Year's Eve, tonight? Watch for ice when you're walking and bundle up—the temperature is expected to reach a low of 31 degrees overnight, the National Weather Service says.

And it will become slightly windier, with a west wind of about 15 mph, according to the Darien-specific forecast from the weather service.

"Some slightly warmer air moving in aloft on a southwesterly wind could bring with it a few flurries late tonight," wrote TV Meteorologist Bill Evans on his Patch blog this morning, "and there may even be a steadier snow shower in a few areas (especially in those places that are located away from the coast, and north/west of I-95)..."

Here are the details from the National Weather Service's 12:28 p.m. forecast for tonight and the next few days (when you may want to watch for the Quadrantid meteor shower near the northeast horizon, if it's dark enough and not too cloudy—although it's best to wait until after 3 a.m., when the moon goes down):

  • Monday night, New Year's Eve: A chance of flurries before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. West wind around 15 mph.
  • New Year's Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 41. West wind 13 to 16 mph.
  • Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. West wind 9 to 14 mph.
  • Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 29.
  • Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. [3 a.m. to dawn is the best time to watch the Quadrantids]
  • Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.

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