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After a couple of cold nights, snow could cause tricky Monday morning commute

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Connecticut could see some significant snowfall by early Monday morning.

"The weekend will be cold, but we won’t run into any trouble until Sunday evening or Sunday night.  That’s when snow will break out across the state," WFSB Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said. 

My the commute, the state could see anywhere from 1 to 4 inches of snow before a transition to a wintry mix. It all begins Sunday.

"We expect snow to develop late in the day and there may be enough snow to coat the ground by Sunday evening," WFSB Meteorologist Mark Dixon said.

The snow could become steadier and heavier as a warm front moves up the coast before a significant storm comes at Connecticut from the Great Lakes.

"High pressure will move into New England Saturday night.  That means the sky will be mainly clear and the wind will diminish,"  DePrest said. 

 The result from that storm in temperatures in parts of Connecticut and snow for Monday morning. 

"Snow will develop Sunday evening and it will become steadier Sunday night.  There might even be a burst of moderate snow in the pre-dawn hours,"  DePrest said. 

The amount of snow left from this storm will be "enough snow to plow and shovel." 

"There will be a quick transition to a wintry mix then rain since the main storm center will track to the north of Connecticut. There could be a period of freezing rain over interior portions of the state before temperatures rise above freezing,"  DePrest said. 

The storm should wrap up by Monday night and precipitation will come to an end, according to DePrest.   

"There may be a few icy spots for the Tuesday morning commute as temperatures drop back to near freezing or below,"  DePrest said. 

Tuesday "will be a decent day with partly skies," but DePrest said another storm could hit on Wednesday. 

"Another storm will be heading our way on Wednesday and it could come in the form of snow or a wintry mix, beginning Wednesday afternoon.  The precipitation type and how much snow we’ll get greatly depends on the exact storm track,"  DePrest said. 

DePrest said WFSB meteorologists said they will refine the forecast as we get closer to the event.

"Precipitation could change back to all snow Wednesday night and it should wind down early Thursday morning. There may be a lingering flurry or snow shower Thursday,"  DePrest said.  

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