While CBS was re-running the 1964 U.S. premier of the Beatles on Sunday night, Mother Nature pulled the plug on what could have a significant snow event.
As of Sunday evening, forecasters like Lauren Collier of Cablevision's News 12 and Gary Lessor, who heads Western Connecticut University's weather center, were predicting anywhere from about an inch along the coastline to, at the most, 3 inches inland of fresh snow.
But keep the faith kids -- there could be a snowy, slippery mix headed our way Wednesday night into Thursday. And it might lead to school delays or cancellations.
More could be storming this way the following week, according to some computer models.
"I'm just saying I want to be in Florida now," Collier quipped late Sunday afternoon. "Keep in mind there's just 39 days until spring."
That 39 is something of a sore point. That's the inch count of snow dumped on Fairfield and New Haven counties from Feb. 8-13, last year.
Those who have had enough of snow this winter can be thankful the two systems that were supposed to converge Sunday -- and bring significant snow to Connecticut -- didn't. A stagnant high-pressure system kept the low pressure well off the southeastern coastline.
What the area got instead, Collier said was "a fast-moving clipper system.'
But come late Wednesday, Southwestern Connecticut could endure another costal storm that begins as snow, then turns to freezing rain and, by Thursday afternoon, all rain -- leaving a slushy mess to freeze at night. Kind of sounds like what the area went through last week.
"This has the potential to be a significant one," Lessor said.
While that's what some long-range computer models are saying, Collier preferred Sunday to wait at least another "two or three days" before finalizing a prediction.
Yet another system is forecast to come through Friday, bringing light snow or flurries, depending on where you live.