NEWSFLASH: Darien Schools closed Monday; Heavy snow into Monday morning

UPDATE 6 PM — The Darien Public Schools will be closed, Monday, March 4, 2019. All activities scheduled for tomorrow are cancelled or will be rescheduled to a later date. Town Hall will open at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The Darien Library will open at noon.

2:43 p.m. A winter storm warning is in effect from 1 p.m. Sunday through Monday 7 a.m. for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York according to National Weather Service.  Moderate to heavy snow is expected at times. Total snow accumulation of five to eight inches is expected. Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact those traveling Sunday night, and the Monday morning commute.

A winter storm warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

For cancelations, postponements and closings, email editor@darientimes.com.

The full forecast:

Sunday afternoon
A chance of rain and snow before 4pm, then snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 42. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday night
Snow. Low around 30. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of snow before 7am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 39. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Northwest wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 16. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 7 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.