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NWS: Parts of Conn. could be slippery Tuesday morning

January 7, 2019

A wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow could create some slippery conditions during Tuesday morning’s commute, the National Weather Service says.

“As precipitation overspreads the area from west to east tonight, temperatures will initially be cold enough for at least some snow to mix in across much of the area. Precipitation will quickly change to all rain across New York City and Long Island as temperatures rise well into the 30s. Elsewhere, a wintry mix of rain, sleet, and snow is expected through the early morning hours before changing to all rain as temperatures slowly rise above freezing.”

Any snow accumulation will be less than an inch, the NWS.

“A period of freezing rain is possible early Tuesday morning in the sheltered valleys of interior southern Connecticut and the Lower Hudson Valley where the cold air is able to remain in place the longest, but any accumulations should be limited to a light glaze. Precipitation will change to all rain as temperatures continue to rise Tuesday morning before tapering off from west to east by afternoon.

“A brief period of dry weather is possible late Tuesday afternoon before showers return Tuesday evening into Tuesday night. Temperatures on Tuesday will be above normal, with daytime highs in the mid to upper 40s.”

The hourly forecast has below-freezing temperatures for northwest Connectiut until around 9 a.m.

For southern Connecticut, the temperaure is expected to be above freezing around 5 a.m. and continuing to rise into the mid-40s throughout the day.

The forecast

Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 31. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Tonight: A chance of snow and sleet between midnight and 3 a.m., then snow, freezing rain, and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to near 25 by 8 p.m., then rising to around 31 during the remainder of the night. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday: Rain, snow, and freezing rain likely, becoming all rain after 9 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday Night: Showers, mainly between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. Steady temperature around 39. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday: A chance of rain showers after 11 a.m., mixing with snow after 5 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Northwest wind 8 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

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