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Schools Are on Regular Schedule as Remnants of Nicole Blow Past

Daniel Prince

Showers and storms likely today, with cooler weather ahead

Despite the remnants of Nicole moving through the area, the weather forecast did not call for strong enough winds to keep school buses off the road. Because of that, school is on regular schedule today. State law mandates that buses cannot be on the road with sustained winds of over 30 mph or wind gusts of over 40. According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts for our area will peak between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today at between 32-33 mph. However, in the morning when the buses begin their routes, gusts are only expected up to 22 mph, and on the afternoon route home, gusts will be around 31 mph or less. Sustained winds will be 15 mph or less through the day. The school district watched the forecasts carefully, and even after announcing that school would be on regular schedule, they continued to monitor the forecast to make sure things didn’t change.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely today. Another half-inch or so of rain is expected during the day, with locally higher amounts in places. The weather clears up tonight, and it turns cooler starting Sunday, with a high in the mid-50s and a low below freezing. Next Tuesday, the forecast high is only supposed to be in the mid-40s.

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