Storm closes schools, area snow totals ‘in line’ with forecast

Storm closes schools, area snow totals ‘in line’ with forecast

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More snow overnight and into the morning prompted school closures Tuesday.

According to district websites, Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire announced school closures. Parking bans were also issued through the day.

After school activities and municipal meetings were cancelled Monday night in preparation for the snow, which added to the previous storm Sunday.

Gary Lessor, meteorologist with the Weather Center at Western Connecticut State University, said Tuesday the storm was in line with a forecast of 3-7 inches.

In Southington the snow total was 7 inches, Wallingford got 3.7 inches and North Haven saw 3.4 inches. The highest snow total in the state was in North Granby with 18 inches.

“We're getting a break, though it will remain chilly," Lessor said on the forecast for the rest of the week.

Temperatures will remain 5 to 6 degrees below the normal high and low temperatures for this time of year, he added. There is a chance of precipitation on Friday. Lessor said depending on the timing it could be rain or freezing rain. 

The rest of Tuesday is expected to be clear and sunny.
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