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Storm a dud, but wait

Published February 16. 2010 05:00PM

A winter storm that was supposed to move through the area Monday night turned out to be a dud.

As students and workers got ready for their day this morning, they were treated to only a dusting of snow that fell overnight.

Originally, meteorologists said one to three inches of snow would fall Monday night, with an additional one to three inches forecast for today. That wasn't the case as the low pressure system moved through the area.

Joe Miketta, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, explained that the surface low that moved from the southwest to the northeast wasn't as strong as originally anticipated, meaning that the storm didn't form as expected.

Light snow moved into the region around 5 p.m., causing minimal road problems. By 10 p.m., a dusting had fallen in higher elevations, with only wet roadways in the valleys

But the TIMES NEWS coverage area isn't out of the storm yet.

According to Miketta, a second low pressure system will move through the area today, dropping about an inch or two of the white fluffy stuff before the system pulls away.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the area until 7 o'clock this evening.

After today's system, no significant snow storm is expected to move through the area over the next week.

The National Weather Service calls for slight chances of snow showers Wednesday and Thursday, with temperatures hovering in the 30s. By Friday, the sun should return with mostly sunny skies and temperatures remaining in the mid-30s.

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