Winter weather advisory issued for area

A winter weather advisory has been issued for much of Connecticut through 6 a.m. Monday by the National Weather Service (NWS), with a storm expected to bring snow, sleet, ice and rain.

Snow should begin early this evening, around the time it turns dark, then mix with sleet. The snow should be light at first, but moderate or heavy snow for brief periods is possible, the NWS said.

Temperatures should be cold enough for the snow to accumulate up to a few inches, especially on elevated and untreated surfaces. One to two inches of snow is likely, with more possible in elevated areas. Visibility could be reduced to below a half mile at times.

Some sleet should mix in. Freezing rain is possible as well, especially in more southern areas, with the possibility of up to a 1/10th an inch of ice.

“Icy conditions will result in hazardous travel tonight into Monday morning,” said the NWS. “This will make for slippery conditions on untreated surfaces as well as bridges and overpasses.”

The freezing rain will change to rain on Monday morning as temperatures rise above freezing.

Temperatures will be in upper 20s to lower 30s tonight, rising into the mid-40s on Monday.

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