MAMARONECK, N.Y. - Weekend activities at all schools in the Mamaroneck School District have been cancelled due to the snow, which has reached about three inches in Mamaroneck and Larchmont, according to the Weather Channel.
Friday afternoon, the school cancelled all evening and weekend activities at only Mamaroneck High School (MHS) due to a gas leak found outside the school that forced an evacuation of the building .
MHS will be open Sunday between 10 a.m. and noon for any student who left books or belongings there on Friday and would like to come retrieve them. Many students didn't have their coats when they evacuated the building, said Debbie Manetta, spokesperson for the Mamaroneck School District. Other students left their books, which they will need to study for their mid-terms beginning this coming week. The school decided Friday to delay mid-terms one day, and will now begin Tuesday.
The Mamaroneck Library also closed Saturday due to the snow. The Larchmont Library is open.
Steady snow may continue through noon, eventually tapering off by 4 p.m. Snow may accumulate at as quickly as one inch per hour during the course of the storm, according to a Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service at 9:52 a.m. Visibility could be limited to half a mile at times.
Forecasters predict four to six inches of snow could accumulate. Periods of light snow Saturday morning are expected to turn into a wintry mix after noon. Temperatures could reach the upper 20s. There is a 100 percent chance of precipitation.
"A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving," according to the National Weather Service website .
Saturday night is expected to be cloudy with a low around 20 degrees. The sun may make an appearance Sunday with a high of 34 degrees, but there is a 40 percent chance of freezing rain and sleet before midnight, followed by rain after 3 a.m.
Rain could continue through Monday night, but should warm up with a high near 53 and a low of 38 degrees.
The precipitation will let up Tuesday and Wednesday. But, there is a 30 percent chance of snow, freezing rain and sleet Thursday night into Friday. Thursday's low is 30 degrees. Friday is expected to reach 45 degrees.
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