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Early Warning Weather Day

Heavy rains to impact Tuesday's evening commute

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

With heavy rains expected to hit parts of Connecticut and impact Tuesday's evening commute, Eyewitness News has declared tomorrow an Early Warning Weather Day. 

Rain will move into the state on Tuesday and is expected to linger through Thursday. Parts of Connecticut will see between 1" to 3" of rain. 

A warm front will move northward along the Eastern Seaboard on Tuesday. The rain is expected to start falling in parts of Connecticut around 9 a.m.

"Light rain will develop tomorrow morning.  There may be a few pockets of freezing rain, but that shouldn’t be cause for concern for most of the state ," Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said. 

By noon, there will be some rain mixed in with possible thunder and lightning. But, the storm will pick up by the late afternoon. 

"Rain will become heavy at times tomorrow afternoon and it will last into the evening hours.  Wet roads and big puddles will make for a tricky drive home, especially where leaves clog storm drains," DePrest said. 

DePrest said temperatures will "range from the upper 40s in the Litchfield Hills to the upper 50s in coastal sections of New London County." 

The rain will stop on Tuesday night and there will be "some partial clearing in the pre-dawn hours." 

The Wednesday morning commute is not expected to be wet, but could be foggy at times. 

"More rain is expected to develop as the morning wears on and the rain will likely become heavy at times during the afternoon. The rain will last well into the night, then it should finally taper off and end early Thursday morning," DePrest said. 

DePrest said the rain could be a good for Connecticut. 

"This is great news since much of the state is still experiencing a severe to extreme drought. However, the rain could cause poor drainage flooding, especially when it comes down heavily," DePrest said. 

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