Greenwich public schools to dismiss early on Monday, forecast could lead to messy commute home

UPDATED MONDAY 11:15 a.m. — The wintery mix in the forecast for today will get Greenwich public school students out of school early on Monday. Greenwich’s private schools will be releasing early today as well.

With snow already falling Monday morning, the district announced that all public schools will follow the standard early release schedule and that all after school activities would be canceled. Greenwich High School will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. and the three middle schools will all dismiss at 12:35 p.m. Arch School will dismiss Monday morning at 11:30 a.m.

The elementary schools will early release on a staggered schedule. Hamilton Avenue, New Lebanon and Julian Curtiss Schools all are dismissing at 12:45. The International School at Dundee, North Mianus, North Street, Cos Cob, Old Greenwich, Parkway, Riverside and Glenville Elementary Schools will dismiss at 1:15 p.m.

The New Lebanon, North Street, Old Greenwich, Cos Cob and Hamilton Avenue pre-K programs will all be dismissing at 11:30 a.m.

Brunswick School and Greenwich Academy are also releasing students early on Monday. At Brunswick, Pre-K will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m., kindergarten out at 12:30 p.m., the lower school at 1 p.m. and the upper school at 2 p.m. At Greenwich Academy, the lower school pick up is at 1 p.m., the middle school at 1:15 and the upper school at 2 p.m.

The weather could also have an impact on the commute home for Greenwich residents.

Snow, freezing rain and sleet is headed to Greenwich and most of southern Connecticut Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather service. With a high of 34 forecast in the area Monday, Jan. 28, it could make for a messy commute home.

“A light wintry mix from late this morning to early this afternoon may produce slippery conditions on roadways before precipitation changes to plain rain,” the weather service said in a hazardous weather outlook issued Monday morning for southwest Connecticut and the New York City region.

While forecasters say the chance of precipitation is 100%, little or no ice accumulation is expected here. But there could be some snow and sleet accumulations — less than a half inch. Monday night, the wintry mix is expected to turn to rain before 8 p.m., followed by a slight drizzle. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected. The low is expected to also be 34.

Tuesday could bring more rain showers as the temperatures rise into the mid-40s. The chance of precipitation is 20%, according to the weather service. Tuesday night could bring more showers and a low of 39. The weather service is also warning of a strong cold front approaching the area on Wednesday that could bring “strong and potentially damaging winds Wednesday night ahead of the front.”

But the service’s forecast for Wednesday, more showers are likely in the afternoon. The high is expected to be around 55. The chance of rain is 60% — between a tenth and a quarter inch of rain is possible. Wednesday night could bring more showers and low of 35. Thursday could be dry with a high near 42 and low of 24. Friday’s high is forecast near 33 with a low of 20.

The weekend also looks to be dry with a high near 32 on Saturday and low of 23. Sunday’s high is expected to be 35.

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