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Snow moves in Tuesday afternoon

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The state could see a double dose of storms this week and at least one will include snow.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said Tuesday will bring snow just in time for the afternoon commute.

Eyewitness News declared Monday an Early Warning Weather Day.

Temperatures will rise through the 30s to near 40 degrees on Tuesday, which means the snow will be wet at first.

"Snow will change to sleet, freezing rain, and rain tomorrow night," DePrest said.

DePrest is forecasting a coating to 2 inches of snow to likely fall before it changes over.

Temperatures overnight will range from the upper 20s to the low and middle 30s.

"An extended period of freezing rain is likely over interior portions of the state with 0.1 inch of ice accretion possible, perhaps even more in the colder valleys," DePrest said.

Wednesday will bring rain, drizzle and areas of fog to the state.

DePrest said pockets of freezing rain will persist into Wednesday morning over the interior part of the state.

"A change to all rain is likely statewide during the afternoon," DePrest said.

Temperatures are expected to rise Wednesday night as the warm front moves north.

By morning on Thursday, temperatures will be between 40 and 50 degrees across the state.

Plus, heavy rain will move into the state Wednesday night and will last until Thursday morning, and possibly some thunder and lightning.

DePrest said "1-2” of rain appears likely for many Connecticut towns. That means there will be a lot of water on the roadways for the Thursday morning commute."

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