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Sunday night's snow could lead to slick morning commute

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It was a brisk Sunday morning, with towns seeing temperatures in the teens or lower. While most of Sunday was dry, snow started moving into the state around 4 p.m.

Meteorologist Mike Cameron said the snow will continue to become more steady Sunday evening, and by 10 or 11 p.m. snow will be falling statewide.

Due to the snow , Eyewitness News declared Sunday an Early Warning Weather Day.

Track the snow with the Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler here.

Cameron said there could be a "burst of moderate snow in the pre-dawn hours before the snow quickly cuts off and turns to drizzle."

"By the morning commute, we should have 1-3” of snow on the ground across much of the state with perhaps up to 4” in the higher terrain along the Massachusetts line," Cameron said.

The shoreline will likely see less than an inch of snow.

Cameron said before it transitions to rain there could be a wintry mix.

"Given that the weather has been so cold – with lows in the single digits just this morning, a limited period of glazing with ice is possible during this transition, with icy spots possible past 9 a.m.," Cameron said.

The snow will change over to rain, however the Monday morning commute could be slick.

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Eyewitness News will be going on at 4 a.m. on Monday to help keep you updated.

AAA released some tips for driving on wet snow:

  • Preparation – make sure headlights, taillights and wiper blades are clean and in good working order
  • Tires should be properly inflated and have adequate tread
  • Slow down
  • Increase following distance
  • If you do skid – continue to look and steer in direction you want to go
  • Avoid using cruise control

Temperatures should rise to 40 degrees during the day, helping to melt away any leftover snow and slush by the afternoon commute.

There could be a few icy spots Tuesday morning, but otherwise it will be a partly sunny skies and highs near 40 degrees.

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