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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

While many people woke up to frigid temperatures and a fresh coating of snow, the attention turned to what's expected to be measurable snow on Saturday.

Temperatures will stay between 15 to 25 degrees Friday night.

Meteorologist Bruce Deprest said once the arctic air leaves, it'll allow a storm system to enter stage left.

"Snow will develop after about 1:00 am and it will be well underway in the pre-dawn hours.  You will be waking up to a winter wonderland with several inches of snow on the ground!" Deprest said.

Saturday morning will have heavy to moderate snow.

Total accumulations are expected to add to one to three inches in coastal areas. As much as three to six inches is expected for interior parts of the state.

"There will certainly be enough snow to plow and shovel.  The snow cover will become very wet as the day progresses." Deprest said.

The accumulations won't last long. It will turn into a wintery mix of snow and rain later in the morning.

"Snow will change to rain and freezing rain in all but far Northern Connecticut by noon," Deprest said.

There will be a few showers and then rain will develop after midnight.

Temperatures will warm up by Sunday with temperatures ranging from 40 to 50 degrees.

Around midday, a cold front will pass through the state and temperatures will drop into the 30s by the evening.

It will be rainy, breezy and mild.

Several school systems posted delays for Saturday morning. Other businesses closed for the day. They can be seen here.

See photos of how people around the state braced for the cold weather here.

For a list of warming centers, click here.

To read the complete technical discussion, click here.

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