More snow seems headed Greenwich’s way for Friday

People sick of the seemingly endless cycle of snow storms that have hit Greenwich and the surrounding area are probably going to have to prepare for another one as a second round of heavy snow could redevelop Thursday night between 8 p.m. and midnight and leave anywhere from three to 12 inches of snow in southwestern Connecticut by 5 a.m. Friday, according forecasts.

HANRadio will be back on the air at and other Hersam Acorn network sites at 6 a.m. with live reports from across southwestern Connecticut. Greenwich’s public schools were already closed  for winter break and students at Greenwich’s private schools got an early start on their winter break when school was cancelled on Thursday. Schools were already set to be closed on Friday due to the break for both public and private students in Greenwich.

Greenwich remains in a snow emergency with parking restricted throughout the town to keep streets clear for emergency vehicles and snow plows. A full list of closed streets is available here.

The rain that has fallen much of this afternoon and evening could turn to moderate to heavy snow with snowfall rates of one to three inches per hour and “thunder” snow is possible. That would be a rare wintertime thunderstorm.

Another three to eight inches of snow overnight is likely, according to the weather service, which says the worst case is a foot of snow in the Lower Hudson Valley.

Along with the snow, winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up 40 mph are expected Friday morning.

More snow is expected closer to New York City. New Canaan is in the 14-18 inch area for total snowfall between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Friday. On Thursday, about eight inches of snow fell in New Canaan — although some were reporting close to a foot.

The “placement of heavy snow band overnight will be critical to final snow amounts,” according to the National Weather Service.

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