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Snow ends, rain continues for the rest of the night

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Channel 3 photographer Mike took this photo on Steele Road in West Hartford (WFSB) Channel 3 photographer Mike took this photo on Steele Road in West Hartford (WFSB)
The scene in Kent Thursday afternoon. (Tamra Harris/iWitness photo) The scene in Kent Thursday afternoon. (Tamra Harris/iWitness photo)
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The first snow of the season fell across most of the state on Thursday.

Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler showed the snow as widespread Thursday morning. It began changing into a wintry mix of sleet and rain during the early afternoon hours.

"We received reports of 2” in Canaan, 1.8” in Goshen, 1.0” in Goshen, and 0.5” in Staffordville," said Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest, who added that the greater Hartford area saw a coating on cars, shrubs, decks and grassy surfaces.

Snow and sleet changed over to rain over the course of the afternoon, and rain is expected to continue as the night goes on.

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Check out viewer photos of the snow here.

Overnight, a few heavier downpours will mix in, and there could even be a few rumbles of thunder, DePrest said.

"Temperatures will range from the 30s over interior portions of the state to the 40s at the coast," DePrest said, adding that temps will rise as the night goes on.

The rain will end in the pre-dawn hours, and sky conditions will vary from partly to mostly cloudy for Friday.

"It will be rather cool as well with high temperatures ranging from near 50 inland to the middle 50s at the coast," DePrest said.

The wind will diminish on Friday night, and temperatures will dip into the 30s.

Saturday will bring partly sunny skies and temperatures near 60 degrees.

It will be dry and mild Saturday night, but a cold front will pass through the state on Sunday, meaning a chance for a few showers, especially during the afternoon.

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"Temperatures will peak in the 50s during the daytime hours, then they’ll fall back into the 40s Monday evening," DePrest said.

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