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Students Rejoice: School's Cancelled for Friday

While students had to come back from their winter break today, they will get Friday off thanks to the snowstorm dubbed Winter Storm Hercules by The Weather Channel.

"Due to the anticipated snowfall predicted through tomorrow morning, the Wellesley Public Schools will be closed on Friday, January 3rd," said superintendent David Lussier in a press release. "In order to accommodate for plowing and cleanup around our buildings, all activities and rentals scheduled for WPS buildings are also canceled for tomorrow. Buildings will be re-open for scheduled activities on Saturday and Sunday." 

So far, there is a couple of inches of snow on the ground, but the bulk of it will come Thursday night into Friday. A winter storm warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Wellesley is to get  8 to 14 inches of snow. There will be “considerable blowing and drifting snow with near blizzard conditions possible at times tonight into Friday morning,” according to the website.

“The snow will become heavier tonight and winds will also increase. This will result in dangerously low wind chills.”

Winds will be northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Visibility will be one quarter to a half mile at times.

A winter storm warning is issued when an average of 6 or more inches of snow is expected in a 12 hour period or for 8 or more inches in a 24 hour period.

For more information and updates, check out our Storm Center hub article.

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