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Scattered showers could persist into the evening commute

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Scattered showers moved across the state on Monday morning and are expected to persist through the afternoon hours.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon said they could even impact the evening commute.

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"Changes are underway," Dixon said.

Because the air is so dry and cold in the morning, the precipitation was taking its time getting to the ground, especially in northern Connecticut.

"There were reports of even some sleet in Enfield," Dixon said. "But more or less this is going to primarily be a rain event."

As the day continues, northwesterly wind will funnel some colder air into the state. As a result, temperatures will drop into the 40s.

Dixon said the evening commute could be a wet one for many drivers.

"It's basically going to be an unsettled pattern [Monday] and for many days this week," he said. "For Tuesday, showers could linger in the morning," Dixon said. 

Then the state should start to see some clearing on Tuesday.

"Any lingering rain ends early, then expect only partial clearing," Dixon said.

Temperatures are expected to rise into the lower 50s for the day.

"While not a washout, this time frame may be a bit unsettled as we will see some on-and-off chances for rain," Dixon said. "A cold front will approach New England on Wednesday. Before it arrives, temperatures likely reach the upper 50s and lower 60s."

As it moves through, there's a chance or some late day showers on Wednesday.

"Behind the front Thursday, it will be slightly cooler with highs in the 50s," he said. "More showers will be possible since the atmosphere aloft will be cool and a bit unstable."

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