Newark is expected to get its first measurable snow of the winter on Monday, prompting the Christina School District to extend winter break by a day.
The region enjoyed unseasonably warm weather Sunday, with temperatures near 60. However, the temperature will plummet overnight, and precipitation is expected to begin around 3 a.m. It could start as a brief period of rain before turning to snow, forecasters said.
Newark could receive 2 to 4 inches of snow before the storm ends Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory is in effect through 4 p.m. Monday.
The Christina School District announced Sunday evening that schools and offices will be closed Monday. That includes the virtual academy, preschools, special programs and all after-school activities.
Administrators and other 12-month employees will work remotely.
The district said the closure is due to the forecasted weather as well as “potential operational concerns,” a phrase typically used to indicate a large number of teachers absent due to COVID-19-related reasons.