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With Snow, Freezing Rain, Sleet in Forecast, Brewster Will Dismiss Early

Slippery conditions are possible, and a winter weather advisory is in effect until early Tuesday.

A wintry mix is slated to hit the area Monday afternoon, and it could leave a bit of snow, sleet and ice accumulation on the ground.

The National Weather Service is calling for a chance of snow before 1 p.m. in Brewster, followed by freezing rain, snow and sleet. Daytime temperatures will likely peak at about 33 degrees.

Overnight, local folks can expect more of the same: freezing rain, rain and sleet, with temperatures dropping down to 31 degrees. 

Experts are calling for the following accumulations: Less than an inch of snow and sleet during the day, and less than half an inch of sleet Monday night.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Putnam and many surrounding counties from 10 a.m. Monday through 1 a.m. Tuesday. 

"Snow early in the day make make for slippery conditions on the roadways," it warns. "Any ice accumulation by evening on top of the snow accumulation will make for dangerous conditions, especially on untreated roadways. With temperatures hovering near freezing tonight, expect any ice to remain until daybreak Tuesday morning."

A hazardous weather outlook also notes the possibility of "strong and damaging winds" Wednesday night, coming in before a "strong cold front."

Cancellations and closures:

  • Brewster Central School District announced early dismissal plans (times are available here) around around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Afternoon kindergarten will not be in session.
  • Carmel and Mahopac are also dismissing early.
  • The St. Lawrence O'Toole Church carnival planned for today has been rescheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Ashley Tarr (Editor) January 28, 2013 at 02:06 PM
Here's a comment one user left on the Southeast-Brewster Patch Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/SEBrewsterPatch). Agree? Disagree? "They should have never had the kids go in. What a waste of time and setting up for dangerous travel with children on board."
Lavender January 28, 2013 at 03:07 PM
At least they actually waited until the snow began actually falling to announce the early dismissal (unlike Friday). In answer to Ashley, no I don't agree with the post on Facebook. By having the kids come in for a partial day, it still counts as one of the required 180 days of instruction, so they don't have to make up another day. Also, it's just a little bit of snow, all of an inch. We're in New York after all, we get snow: If school was cancelled every time a snowflake fell, we'd have to change summer vacations to the winter because there wouldn't be many school days in January and February. The worst part of today's storm, the sleet and freezing rain, isn't forecast to hit until later this afternoon, so there shouldn't be any "dangerous travel" conditions when the kids are actually dismissed.

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