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Freezing rain overnight leads to heavy rain on Wednesday

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Slick roads were seen in Southington on Monday afternoon as the snow came down (WFSB) Slick roads were seen in Southington on Monday afternoon as the snow came down (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Snow started falling in the state Tuesday afternoon and eventually it changed over to freezing rain and rain for some of the state.

A winter weather advisory was issued for Hartford, northern Fairfield, northern Litchfield, northern New Haven, Tolland and Windham counties through 9 a.m. on Wednesday. However, as of Tuesday night, Tolland and Windham counties were dropped from that list.

Some school systems, like Danbury and Bristol, announced early dismissal ahead of the storm on Tuesday. Check the list here.

The snow made for slick roads on Tuesday afternoon, just in time for the evening commute.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said snow Tuesday evening led to freezing rain and then ultimately rain for many parts of Connecticut.

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A coating to 2 inches was predicted for some areas. Some places could even see 3 inches of snow. Litchfield reported 2.8 inches of snow, while Thomaston and Hampton reported 1 inch.

"Temperatures will bottom out between 30 and 35 degrees. All surfaces will get slick and slushy this evening as temperatures continue to drop," DePrest said.

Eyewitness News will be on the air early at 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning to report on the conditions.

Wednesday will bring rain, drizzle and areas of fog, but pockets of freezing rain are expected during the morning in some interior parts of the state.

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

Temperatures will stay in the 30s over northern and western Connecticut, but the southeastern part of the state could see 50 degrees by Wednesday evening.

Heavy rain will move into Connecticut by Wednesday evening, where downpours are expected overnight. There is also the chance for thunder and lightning.

DePrest said 1 to 3 inches of rain is likely for many towns.

"The heaviest rain will depart quickly Thursday morning and only a few more showers are possible throughout the day," DePrest said.

Winds could gust as high as 40 mph on Thursday, and temperatures will rise in the 50s to near 60. Those temperatures will trend downward as the afternoon goes on.

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