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Waves of rain on the way for Wednesday

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Multiple waves of rain are on the way for Wednesday after a potentially frosty start to Tuesday.

A freezing rain advisory that went into effect for parts of the state on Tuesday morning ended at noon.

According to meteorologist Mark Dixon, the state can expect scattered areas of rain that will be light-to-moderate at times.

"The rain will become steadier later [Tuesday], likely impacting the evening commute," Dixon said.

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A few delays popped up in the WFSB system. They can be seen here.

The advisory was in place for Hartford and northern Litchfield counties until noon. The National Weather Service said there was also the potential for freezing rain to develop across northern Middlesex, northern New Haven, northern New London, Tolland and Windham counties.

Regardless of the frosty Tuesday start, it will be occasionally soggy, mainly cloudy and cool.  Highs during the afternoon will be in the 40s with scattered showers, giving the day a wet, clammy feel.

"The storm system creating the rain will remain to our west all day, but the circulation of this storm will act as a courier, sending showers into the state from the southwest," explained meteorologist Scot Haney.

Wednesday should be the wettest day.

"The large storm bringing rain and snow to the Midwest will come through New England, bringing with it showers and periods of steady rain," Haney said. "The storm center itself will move to the north of the state, while dragging a front through Connecticut."

According to Haney, it will create a frontal boundary that will guide at least two waves of rain through the state.

"We'll have multiple waves of rain to contend with after a lull [Wednesday] morning, another round will move in later [Wednesday] afternoon/evening," Dixon said.

Highs will be between 50 and 55 degrees Wednesday afternoon.

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