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Winter weather advisory brings snow, freezing rain and rain

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Snow was reported to be falling in Winsted around noon time. Snow was reported to be falling in Winsted around noon time.
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A winter weather advisory was posted late Wednesday morning for Hartford and Tolland counties until 8 p.m.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon said travel could be tough due to possible freezing rain and snow.

"As of early afternoon, another round of precipitation was moving across the state," Dixon said. "Along the shoreline and for southern Connecticut it was coming in the form of rain with temperatures near 40 degrees."

Dixon said for the I-84 corridor, it was a wintry mix and for northern Connecticut and the hills, snow was falling.

"Where snow falls, it could add up to between 1 and 3 inches," he said. "By the time the evening commute arrives, the rain/mix/snow will be over."

"One thing we'll have to watch very carefully is the potential for freezing rain," said meteorologist Scot Haney.

If clouds spread over the state too quickly, temperatures will not have a chance to rise above freezing before the precipitation arrives, which could be bad news for the roads.

"Plus, the ground is already very cold," Haney said. "That could spell trouble over interior portions of the state."

However, temperatures were expected to rise during the afternoon. The state could see temps in the upper 30s and low 40s before the day is over, according to Haney.

"The precipitation will come to an end by late afternoon," said Haney. "At least the timing is good for both commutes today."

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