Winter weather advisory in effect for Monday night into Tuesday - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Winter weather advisory in effect for Monday night into Tuesday

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been placed into effect from 8 p.m. on Monday until 1 p.m. on Tuesday. 

The National Weather Service issued the advisory because of the potential for snow, sleet and freezing rain in the state. 

The advisory was posted for Windham, Tolland, Middlesex, Fairfield, New London and New Haven counties. 

"The I-95 corridor will probably get very little; areas just inland could get a coating to an inch, including Greater Hartford, and the hills northwest and northeast of Hartford may get a slushy 1”-2”," said Meteorologist Mike Cameron. 

The snow is expected to start around midnight on Tuesday and then begin to mix over into sleet shortly after. There could also be freezing rain during the early morning. 

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 30s. 

Some people are ready for true winter conditions. 

"I love it, I work outside, I mean I'm a snowboarder so I want the snow," said Ken Christensen. 

Right around this time last year, other avid skiiers and snowboarders were having the same withdraws. Mount Southington managers were struggling to keep the white stuff on the mountain. 

On Saturday afternoon, a tanker arrived in New London carrying over 40,000 tons of salt. This is used throughout the state for road and walkway treatment this winter. 

"If it's snowing I'll take the day off eventually to go snowboarding, but I'll take either way," Christensen said. 

AAA said they are expecting the falling temperatures and snow in the forecast to increase the number of calls for roadside assistance. 

When temperatures fall the company sees a spike in calls for dead batteries. 

According to AAA, they responded to almost 10,000 calls for service over the year-end holiday in 2014. 

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