Rain, Sleet Dampen Greenwich's Forecast For The Last Day Of Winter

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Drive carefully with sleet and rain in the forecast for Wednesday evening in Fairfield County.
Drive carefully with sleet and rain in the forecast for Wednesday evening in Fairfield County. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Continued cold temperatures with rain and a chance of sleet are in the forecast for Wednesday evening as winter finally comes to an end in Fairfield County.

There is a slight chance of light rain after 3 p.m. Wednesday, with increasing clouds and a high near 37 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

Rain and sleet will arrive Wednesday evening, becoming all rain after midnight. The low temperature will be about freezing at 32 degrees, the National Weather Service said. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent, but little or no snow accumulation is expected.

Rain is more likely along the shoreline, with a slight chance of sleet in the northern part of Fairfield County. 

Partly sunny skies return Thursday, the first day of spring, with a high close to a more normal 50 degrees.

Temperatures will drop into the high 20s by evening. But Friday will be sunny and warm again, feeling more like spring with a high temperature near 45 degrees.

There's a slight chance of snow showers after midnight Friday, with increasing clouds, and a low near 29 degrees.

Snow could continue until about 9 a.m. Saturday, with rain possible throughout the daytime. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

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