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Weekend storm dropped about 5 inches of snow in region

Published February 17. 2014 4:00AM
Dana Jensen/The Day
Route 2A during Saturday's snowstorm. Today's predicted high is 30, with snow forecast for overnight.

The weekend storm that swept into southeastern Connecticut Saturday left about 5 inches of snow in the region. Totals included 5.8 inches in Stonington, 5 inches in Norwich, and 4.6 inches in Niantic, according to Gary Lessor, meteorologist at the Western Connecticut State University Weather Center.

Winds whipped up, too, with Groton hitting 41 miles per hour early Sunday.

More snow arrives late tonight, Lessor said. Not much is expected by Tuesday morning drive time, but it should pick up in intensity throughout the morning. Coastal areas, though, are expected to see it turn to rain in the late morning or early afternoon, Lessor said. The snow totals for southeastern Connecticut are expected to be between 1 and 3 inches.

Things are still on track for a warm-up to follow that, with temperatures in the 40s and even low 50s expected for Wednesday through Sunday before returning to more seasonable numbers, Lessor said.

And in the forecast for a week from this Tuesday and Wednesday? Yup, the possibility of more snow.

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