Update 1:34 p.m.:
Expect no more rain today, the National Weather Service says—but we've got plenty of wetness on the ground to deal with.
Here's the weather service's Darien-specific forecast for the next few days (as of 12:56 p.m.):
- Tuesday: "Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph."
- Tuesday night: " A slight chance of snow showers between 10pm and 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."
- Wednesday: "Sunny, with a high near 40. West wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph"
- Wednesday night: "Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. West wind 3 to 8 mph."
- Thursday: "A slight chance of snow before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."
- Thursday night: "Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25."
Update 6:46 a.m.:
Update 6:31 a.m.:
New Canaan and Wilton schools are on a two-hour delay, according to Channel 3, WFSB-TV's "School Closings and Delays" Web page.
Update 6:23 a.m.:
As of 6:21 a.m., the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reports "Good Service" on the New Haven Line and branch lines leading into it.
Update 6:16 a.m.:
According to various Patch sites: Westport Public Schools are opening on a regular schedule, while schools in Weston, Easton and Redding are delayed two hours, as are schools in Newtown.
Update 6:13 a.m.:
Norwalk Public Schools are on a two-hour delay Tuesday morning, as is the Five Mile River Nursery School in Rowayton.
With temperatures below freezing early Tuesday morning, and then rain falling on snow, roads and sidewalks could be slippery during the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
The weather service issued this "Special Weather Statement" at 4:05 a.m.:
"Light to moderate rain will continue to move across southern Connecticut the rest of this morning.
"With temperatures hovering around freezing, there may be a short period early this morning of light, freezing rain resulting in a glaze of ice on top of the previously fallen 1 to 3 inches of snow.
"In addition, rain amounts [of] between a half an inch to one inch, combined with any melting snowfall, could lead to ponding on the roadways.
"Drivers are asked to drive with caution during the morning commute with the possible slippery and icy conditions."
According to the weather service's specific forecast for Darien, issued at 4:24 a.m., rain and melting snow are in store for Tuesday, and there's a slight chance of snow on Thursday morning:
- Tuesday: Rain, mainly before noon. High near 42. East wind 8 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
- Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 40. West wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
- Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. West wind 3 to 8 mph.
- Thursday: A slight chance of snow before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Metro-North Railroad tweeted at 5:38 a.m.: "Pls take care when traveling during inclement weather, allow add'l travel time, use caution entering/exiting trains & on platforms & stairs"