It didn't matter what date the calendar indicated. Mother Nature belied the fact that it's mid-March and a week away from the dawn of spring.
It was short-sleeve, shorts and flip-flop weather as the temperatures rose to a balmy 67 degrees Monday afternoon. So warm in fact, that more than 200 Greenwich girls celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts in their shirt sleeves on the steps of Greenwich Town Hall. So warm that there was nary a parking space to be had at the Bruce Park playground on Museum Drive. There seemed to be a perpetual line at the ice cream truck standing sentry in the fire lane of the park.
"It's always this crowded when it's warm," said one of the dozens of moms, dads and nannies who filled the park with the little ones.
And the warm weather shouldn't be an aberration.
Here is the National Weather Service's forecast through Friday, March 16:
- Tuesday: A chance of showers before 10am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. West wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
- Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a slight chance of showers between 7pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
- Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.
- Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. North wind between 6 and 8 mph.
- Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.
- Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
- Friday: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
- Friday Night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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