Updated 2:35 p.m.
After school activities have been postponed across the region and several other events, including programs at Wheeler Library, Mystic & Noank Library and several town halls have been cancelled as a result of the uncertainty of winter weather that was expected to hit the region.
Schools in both Stonington and North Stonington, including Pine Point and St. Michael’s, closed Wednesday morning as a precaution ahead of the anticipated winter mix, while Westerly and Chariho schools made the decision the close early.
The Stonington-area schools were among several hundred cancellations announced in Connecticut ahead of the storm. Wheeler Library in North Stonington has also closing for the day, staff said in an email. The book sale will now begin on Thursday. The North Stonington Board of Selectman also announced early this afternoon that meeting for Wednesday evening has also been cancelled.
Only four Rhode Island school districts closed for the day, but there were early dismissals and afternoon cancellations still being declared through the morning. Both the Westerly and Chariho school districts announced they will close 90 minutes early, with no afternoon pre-k classes or after school activities.
Mystic & Noank Library's “Powerful Beyond Measure with Cynthia Mazzaferro" has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. It will now be held Saturday, April 7, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
The track of the storm – and what, if anything, the Westerly area will receive – has remained uncertain.
According to the National Weather Service, which updated its prediction around noon, rain and snow could begin at any time and is expected to continue through the day with little to no accumulation in greater Westerly, although predictions also called for up to 1 to 3 inches in the Stonington area.
The mixed weather will then continue through the evening with rain and snow possible before 2 a.m. with a chance of snow after 2 a.m. New accumulation of less than half an inch is expected.