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Photos by Swikar Patel | The Journal Gazette
Stacey Patalita walks her client’s dogs, Emma, back, and Lana, front, Monday morning near the intersection of Anthony Boulevard and Delaware Avenue.

Unseasonable snow covers region again

Reese Willson, 11, right , dumps a shovelful of snow on her brother, Cameron, 10, left while their brother Zach, 7, back, looks to throw a snowball at neighbor Ana Crick, 10, not shown, Monday morning during a snowball fight in the 2000 block of Pemberton Drive.

From 8 p.m. Sunday through Monday afternoon, 5.5 inches of heavy, damp snow blanketed Fort Wayne, according to Katie Gross, a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Syracuse.

Throughout the county, snowfall totals ranged from 4 inches in the north to 6.5 inches south of Fort Wayne, Gross said.

Monday’s high temperature reached 36 degrees before falling to about 26 degrees overnight, she said. Temperatures are expected to continue to increase with highs in the 50s expected for the weekend.

Today’s expected highs in the 40s will begin the melting process, Gross said. Wednesday and Thursday’s high temperatures are expected to be 38 degrees and 42 degrees, respectively.

Because the snowfall led to an extra day off for students, Fort Wayne Community Schools pushed back its last day of school for the 2012-13 school year. The last day for students will now be June 7.