Though the weather has warmed up, heavy rain and winds are predicted for Darien and the surrounding area for Friday through Saturday.

A wind advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Friday evening. Winds from the southeast could gust up to 50 mph. Strong winds could blow down limbs, trees and power lines. Unsecured holiday decorations may be damaged or blow away.

A flood watch is also in effect through late tonight. An area of low pressure moving up the spine of the Appalachians will result in a widespread 2 to 3 inch rainfall across the region. Locally higher amounts around 4 inches are possible. Rainfall may be heavy at times.

The full forecast through Christmas:


Friday

Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy fog. Temperature falling to around 55 by 4pm. Windy, with a south wind 21 to 26 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.



Friday night

A 50%  chance of showers. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 46. South wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.



Saturday

A 20% chance of showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 41 by 5pm. West wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.



Saturday night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. West wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.



Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 41. West wind 8 to 10 mph.



Sunday night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.



Monday

Partly sunny, with a high near 42.



Monday night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.



Christmas Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.