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Snow, rain create traffic, school delays

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Snow coated the grassy surfaces in North Windham Monday. (iWitness photo) Snow coated the grassy surfaces in North Windham Monday. (iWitness photo)
Snow covered the roads in Preston. (Javier/iWitness photo) Snow covered the roads in Preston. (Javier/iWitness photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A couple of quick hits from a storm system dropped a coating of snow in parts of the state just in time for the morning commute.

Meteorologist Scot Haney said parts of the state saw 1 to 2 inches of snow, particularly in the northern half of Connecticut.

The last of the snow was moving its way out of Fairfield and Litchfield County as of 9 a.m.

"New Haven [County] is getting a mix of snow and rain," Haney said. "This is all sliding to the north and to the east."

Some school districts announced delays during the 4 a.m. hour. See the list here.

"We're not expecting a lot of snow, but enough to cause some slippery travel out there this morning," Haney said.

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The snow began falling during the 3 a.m. hour when temperatures were in the 20s and 30s; however, it was not expected to stay light and fluffy.

Warm air moved in and caused a changeover to rain for southern Connecticut, mostly along the Interstate 95 corridor.

"So accumulations there will be a slushy coating, or less," Haney said.

The snow may hold on longer north of Interstate 84 as well as the higher elevations of northwestern and northeastern Connecticut, where the 1 to 2 inches was most likely.

The storm was expected to last until late morning.

"It's going to take another couple of hours [to wrap up], right up until 10 [or] 11 a.m." Haney said.

Temperatures will rise into the upper-30s to the mid-40s under partly sunny skies.

Tuesday will start off partly cloudy and cold as another storm system approaches.

"Again, not a big storm for Connecticut, as most of the precipitation stays to the south and eventually to the east of Connecticut, but a light rain or a wintry mix will develop toward evening and linger into early Wednesday," Haney said.

Any lingering weather should be gone by Wednesday afternoon. The sun should return at that point.

Highs will be around 40 degrees.

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