Greenwich Public Schools are canceling all after-school activities in advance of predicted plummeting temperatures later Monday afternoon and evening.
Here is the announcement released by school officials at 10:27 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6.
"After consultation with Town Emergency Personnel and Greenwich Police Department, the Superintendent and Police Chief Heavey have agreed that ALL SCHOOL-RELATED ACTIVITIES AFTER 5:00 PM ARE CANCELLED FOR TODAY, Monday, January 6, 2014."Activities are being cancelled after 5pm due to the forecasted drop in temperature for this afternoon and anticipated poor and icy driving conditions."
This cancellation follows on the heels of the emergency closure Monday morning of Julian Curtiss School because of a water main break.
Here's the National Weather Service's forecast:
- Today: Showers, mainly before noon. Temperature falling to around 38 by 5pm. Southwest wind 14 to 16 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
- Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -11. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
- Tuesday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -15. Breezy, with a west wind around 23 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph.
- Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -13. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 20 mph.