Snowfall less than predicted
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A half-inch of snow topped accumulation totals for the Saturday snowstorm that fizzled.
Earlier Saturday, forecasters had revised downward the snow total predictions.
On Friday, forecasters had warned that as much as 4 inches could fall. "The storm ended up taking a slightly farther east track," Layer said.
Snow covered tree limbs and grassy surfaces Saturday morning, creating a picturesque winter scene.
Snowfall ended by early afternoon, and temperatures are expected to fall into the 20s tonight, and even into the teens overnight, Layer said.
"We're going to have a nice cold shot of air," Layer said.
A minor weather front is expected to come into the region after midnight and could generate a few snow flurries, forecasters said.
Overnight, temperatures are expected to dip into the 20s with wind chills in the single digits.
But the cold weather won't last. Early next week, forecasters said, temperatures will be back in the mid-to-high 30s.