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Winter weather advisory issued for parts of CT

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Stormy wintry weather is expected to hit the state by early Sunday morning. 

Many residents are expected to wake up to snow on Sunday morning.  

According to WFSB meteorologist Mike Cameron, the snow totals will vary depending on elevation. 

"Shoreline areas may see a coating to an inch or two, Greater Hartford, the Connecticut and Farmington Valleys and the lower interior has the prospect of 1”-4” and the hill tops east and west of Hartford may see as much as 3”-6” of snow," Cameron said. 

Snow is expected to end around 9 a.m. 

The weather was expected to be "unsettled at times" on Saturday evening. 

"If you are going out and will be out late, plan on occasionally wet and increasingly windy weather," Cameron said.  

On Saturday evening, wind gusts are expected to hit between 20 to 30 mph and passing showers of rain could become heavy at times. 

"Closer to midnight, the rain will be picking up again as temperatures continue to slide.  Across the highest terrain, there will be enough cold air dragged down to start to see a transition to snow as the rain intensifies," Cameron said.  

Colder air is also expected to arrive at the same time of the storm. 

Between the 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. hour, Cameron said the rain will change over to snow. The changeover will cause reduced visibility for drivers. There is also a possibility of thunder and lightning.  

Ahead of the storm, a winter weather advisory was issued for Hartford, Windham, Litchfield and Tolland counties from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday.

A high wind warning was issued for all the state from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The winds will be between 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph possible with this storm. 

These high wind gusts could cause downed wires and power outages throughout the state. The windy conditions could cause difficult driving conditions. 

A freeze watch was issued for New London and Fairfield counties from Sunday evening through Monday morning.  

The freeze watch could be dangerous for sensitive vegetation if not protected and they should be brought indoors. 

The coldest temperatures of the weekend are expected late Saturday night into Sunday morning.  

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