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Wednesday looks good for holiday travel, but wintry mix moves in overnight

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Many are starting to hit the road to get to their Thanksgiving destinations, but Mother Nature could make travel tricky for some.

Tuesday was a great day for travel, despite the chilly temperatures and wind.

Anyone planning to hit the road on Wednesday will see similar weather, with temperatures about five degrees warmer than Tuesday.

"Temperatures will remain below normal with highs in the low and middle 40s expected," Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said. "A northwesterly wind won’t be too strong, but there could be gusts to over 20 mph."

The wind will become lighter by Wednesday evening.

Some wintry weather is expected to make its way into the state on Wednesday night into Thursday.

"Light snow, sleet, and perhaps even some freezing rain and drizzle will develop Wednesday night after midnight," DePrest said.

The precipitation could be enough to make the roads slick, especially in the interior parts of the state.

Low temperatures on Wednesday night will range from 25 to 35 degrees.

The wintry mix will last into early Thursday morning, but as temperatures rise, the icy mix will transition to spotty rain and drizzle by the afternoon.

It will be cloudy and raw, with temperatures ranging from 35 to 45 degrees.

"It may be a bit murky with areas of fog as well," DePrest said.

For Black Friday, the sky will stay cloudy and there is a chance for spotty light rain, with temperatures in the 40s to possibly near 50 degrees.

"Rain should become steadier Friday night as another storm system develops to the south of New England. Temperatures will likely stay above freezing across most of the state," DePrest said.

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