Snow blankets downtown Newark on Feb 2.

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.

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