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Light Snow Continues This Morning

NBC Connecticut Chief Meteorologist Brad Field provides us with the evening weather forecast of February 08th, 2016. (Published Monday, Feb. 8, 2016)

Some schools are delayed in the eastern part of Connecticut as light snow continues to fall across the state Tuesday morning.  North Stonington, Stonington, and Thompson are a handful of schools districts that have decided to give their students a late start to give plows a chance to clear the roads and sidewalks.

Hundreds of schools were closed as snow fell in across Connecticut on Monday.

By midnight, 1 to 3 inches of snow are expected in far western areas, 3 to 5 inches in central Connecticut and 5 to 8 inches in eastern third of the state.

Most of the winter storm warnings have been dropped in favor of the lesser winter weather advisory.

Nearly 670 schools were closed or have early dismissals and UConn canceled classes for Monday at the Storrs, Avery Point and Greater Hartford campuses, as well as the School of Law. Online classes at UConn, however, will proceed as scheduled and UConn Stamford, Torrington and Waterbury are operating on a normal schedule. Connecticut Central State University in New Britain is closed. 

New Britain schools stayed open for a half day and the superintendent called for an early dismissal to get students home before the worst of the snow settles in. The high school will dismiss at 12:05 p.m., the middle schools will dismiss at 12:35 p.m. and the elementary school buildings will release at 1:20 p.m. All afternoon and evening activities have been canceled. The high school will have 50 buses lining the front and back of the building waiting to pick students up, so parents picking their kids up are urged to arrive early. 

Several other schools have early dismissals. You can see the full list of closings and early dismissals on our storm closings webpage

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Many towns have parking bans Monday, including but not limited to Bristol, Plainfield, Rocky Hill, Bloomfield and Willimantic. You can check to see if your town has a parking ban on your municipality's website and many of them post them to our closings page.

Milford will have alternate side of the street parking bans so snow plows can clear the roads, starting at noon on the even side and going until 8 a.m. Tuesday. Then, cars should be moved to the odd side of the street through 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Parking is banned on the odd side of all city streets in Norwich so plows can get through. 

Power company crews worked around the clock through the weekend to restore residual outages from Friday's storm, but high wind gusts have knocked down trees and wires, causing more than 1,000 power outages on Monday. 

Tomorrow will be mostly dry but mostly cloudy, with highs near freezing. A period of snow is expected late at night.

There can be morning flurries on Wednesday, but overall it looks quite tranquil. Temperatures will be in the 30s.

A volatile day is on tap for Thursday, with snow squalls and wind. Temperatures will peak near freezing but fall during the day.

It should be a nice close to the work week on Friday with temperatures in the 20s, but that doesn't foreshadow what's in the pipes for this weekend.

The coldest air so far this season and perhaps of the entire winter will arrive on Saturday.

A period of morning snow is possible Saturday morning, with temperatures only rising into the teens.

Morning lows will be below zero Sunday and Monday mornings.

Both Sunday and Monday appear dry with a mixture of sunshine and clouds.

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