In Greenwich, Monday starts with ‘warm’ fog, ends with bitter wind, after school activities cancelled

A dense fog has settled over Greenwich and the rest of the region Monday morning, Jan. 6, as temperatures have risen into the 50s after several days below freezing, but the wind chill could knock those temperatures right down to feel below freezing by Tuesday.

A dense fog advisory for Greenwich and the rest of southwestern Connecticut has been extended until noon Monday, Jan. 6, according to the National Weather Service. Due to the weather, all Greenwich Public School activities after 5 p.m. have been cancelled. The district said the decision was made after consulting with town emergency personnel and Chief of Police James Heavey.  The district cited the forecasted drop in temperature and anticipated poor and icy driving conditions.

The “dense fog should redevelop and last into this morning until a strong cold frontal passage,” according to a National Weather Service dense fog advisory, which means visibilities are reduced to less than one-quarter of a mile. “If driving, slow down, use your low beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed,” according to the weather service.

Along with the fog, a line of showers and gusty winds are passing through southwestern Connecticut Monday morning. Wind gusts could be up to 45 mph. The National Weather Service is tracking a cold front that was approaching the Hudson River at 8:45 AM and moving east at 35 mph. “Brief gusty winds up to 50 mph are expected with this cold front” as it hits the Greenwich area and the rest of southwestern Connecticut.

While Monday morning is starting with fog, rain and wind and temperatures in the mid-50s, the mercury is expected to plummet as the day continues. A wind-chill advisory goes into effect from midnight to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, for southwestern Connecticut.

The wind could make it feel like 15-below zero in Fairfield County as temperatures drop into the single digits Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Winds are expected to be 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

“Prolonged exposure to the bitter cold and wind could lead to frostbite any hypothermia,” according to the weather service.

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