Forecast downgraded, big snow likely to miss Greenwich

UPDATED SUNDAY 1:45 P.M. — After a winter worth of storms and bad weather, Greenwich residents may be able to breathe a sigh of relief as expected snow totals for Sunday into Monday now appear to be far less than originally feared.

The National Weather Service and other forecasters — many of whom were warning of a foot of snow last week — are now expecting southwestern Connecticut to get no more than three inches of snow Sunday into Monday, March 2-3.

“Snow tonight will result in one to possibly three inches of accumulations, which will impact the morning commute,” according to a weather service hazardous weather outlook released on Sunday.

On Friday, forecasts had the heart of this storm headed for Fairfield County. But the storm has strayed south and Connecticut is expected to just get the edge of the storm. and will feature coverage of the storm and how it impacts the region on Monday morning, March 3, at 6 a.m. Information will also be available at

As of Saturday it was being said that the area should get at least four inches, according to Jacob Meisel of His forecast for Sunday and Monday is in the four to eight inch range, as of Saturday morning.

This is a lot less than the 12 inches many forecasters were predicting on Friday morning.

Snow is expected to start after 3 p.m. on Sunday, with less than a half-inch of accumulation by Sunday night, according to the weather service. Sunday’s high could be near 34, which could mean some of the precipitation could come as sleet or freezing rain. Mr. Meisel says it could start as early as 1 p.m.

The heavier snow is expected Sunday night into Monday with one to three inches falling Sunday night. On Monday morning another one to three inches is expected in this area.

Sunday’s low is expected to be 17; Monday’s high is expected to be near 25 before dropping to 5 overnight.

The heaviest snow is expected between 5 a.m. and noon on Monday, March 3, according to Meisel. He says school closings are possible Monday. After closing school during the last snow blast two weeks ago, the Greenwich Public Schools have now exhausted their allotment of five snow days meaning if schools are closed on Monday then there would need to be a day added to the calendar.

This was discussed at the Board of Education meeting on Feb. 20 and while Superintendent of Schools William McKersie did not indicate what he would do if there was another snow day, there was strong urging from parents, teachers and the board to add a day to the end of the school year rather than reduce the scheduled spring break.


Post editor Ken Borsuk contributed to this article.

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