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Freeze warning in effect for parts of CT, sleet and snow possible this week

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ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

Temperatures will be on their way down starting Tuesday night and the state could see a wintry mix later in the week.

A freeze warning will be in effect from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Wednesday. It affects northern Fairfield, northern New Haven, northern Middlesex and northern New London counties. A freeze watch is in effect for Tolland County. 

"There is no doubt tonight will be cold, but how low temperatures go will greatly depend on the wind," said Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest.

Tuesday's winds will subside overnight, but they won't completely go away.

DePrest said lows will be between 25 and 35 degrees, with a clear sky.

"The coldest location will be the Litchfield Hills, where the mercury will likely dip into the mid or upper 20s. Temperatures will bottom out close to the freezing mark in the Greater Hartford area," DePrest said.

After a cold morning on Wednesday, temperatures will reach the upper 40s and lower 50s during the afternoon, which is a little colder than normal.

A northwesterly wind will gust to 20 to 30 mph, adding to the chill.

"The wind will rapidly diminish in the late afternoon and evening as the ridge of high pressure moves closer to the state," DePrest said.

Temperatures will dip into the 20s on Wednesday night.

Rain is on the way for Thursday, but some areas could see a period of snow and sleet. DePrest said little or no accumulation is expected, although a coating is not out of the question in the higher elevations.

A change to rain is likely during the afternoon, and it could be heavy at times.

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