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Drivers awaken to raw, drizzly morning commute

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Drivers woke up Tuesday morning to light rain, drizzle and fog for their commutes.

The conditions persisted through the 9 a.m. hour but are expected to improve.

"As we head into the afternoon hours, the atmosphere will try to dry out a bit," said meteorologist Mark Dixon.

The storm system will lift away from Connecticut as the day continues.

In the meantime, track it with Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler here.

"By [Tuesday] afternoon, we expect partial clearing but still mostly cloudy, with temperatures rising close to 50 degrees, if not a little higher in many towns," Dixon said.

While it will be primarily cloudy for the rest of the day, there could be breaks of limited sunshine.

Wednesday will be a brighter day, at least at first.

"Clouds will be on the increase during the afternoon as a cold front approaches the state," Dixon said. "As it moves in we’ll see the chance for a few showers by the evening commute."

Before that, however, temperatures could rise into the lower 60s.

Thursday, some unstable and cool air aloft could make for a shower chance during the afternoon hours.

"Temperatures should reach the mid to upper 50s before the clouds thicken and showers develop," Dixon said.

Any showers that develop may linger into Thursday night and could even turn to some wet snow in the higher elevations as the atmosphere turns colder.

"There should be little or no accumulation," Dixon said. "The mercury will dip into the 30s in many locations by Friday morning."

A mix of clouds and sunshine can be expected for Friday.

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