UPDATED WEDNESDAY 10:30 — If you’re outside all bundled up and wondering when things are going to warm up, there’s bad news coming. The forecast says it’s only going to get colder.
The coldest week of this winter continues Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Greenwich and the region. And forecasters are expecting a snowstorm on Friday but just aren’t sure how much snow will fall — or when that day it will arrive.
Wednesday’s high in Greenwich is expected to be only 19 degrees and tonight the low is expected to plunge to only nine degrees. Some scattered flurries are expected in the afternoon after 3 p.m. along with a northwest wind of 14 to 16 mph — with gusts as high as 26 mph. Wednesday night could bring more flurries and a low of 7 with the wind chill making it feel as low as zero and gusts of again up to 20 mph according to the National Weather Service.
While Thursday could see the temperature rise above 20, all the way to 22 degrees, for the first time since Monday, the 10 to 15 mph winds (with gusts up to 32 mph) could make it feel like 5 below. Thursday night’s low is around 6 with a wind-chill value of -3.
On Friday, there is a chance for snow after 3 p.m., and a high of 23. Currently there is a 30% chance of precipitation but snow is more likely between 9 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday.
“There is the potential for a light to moderate accumulating snowfall late Friday into Friday night as an area of low pressure passes south of the tri-state region,” according to a National Weather Service hazardous weather outlook issued Wednesday morning. “There is still some uncertainty as to the track of the low which will have an impact on the amount of snow across the region.”
This weekend could see warmer days and more sun. Saturday’s high is expected to be 26; Sunday’s near 30; Monday’s near 37; and Tuesday’s near a positively balmy 43.