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Icy patches to impact Monday morning commute

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

As the milder temperatures drop on Sunday, icy conditions are expected overnight and could impact the Monday morning commute.

"A cold front has passed through the state and cold air is on its charge to move into Connecticut as you are reading these words," Meteorologist Mike Cameron said.

Any lingering showers Sunday night will end, but the air will turn colder before many roads can completely dry, leaving icy patches overnight and into Monday.

"So, heed caution if driving tonight or tomorrow morning: what looks wet may be icy and slippery; don’t trust it," Cameron said.

Because of this, Eyewitness News has declared Sunday an Early Warning Weather Day.

"By morning, readings will go into the teens and 20's. The result may be a lot of icy spots overnight and into Monday morning," Cameron said.

On Sunday, AAA warned drivers about the potential for icy roads:

  • Drive defensively
  • Take it slow, increase following distance
  • Try to avoid making a full stop, as it is more difficult to get moving again when icy
  • Don’t stop on a hill
  • Avoid hard braking or sharp turns
  • Don’t use cruise control
  • If you do skid, look and steer in the direction you want the car to go
  • Monday will be a cold, but nice day with mostly sunny skies.

Cameron said afternoon highs will only be in the 20s and lower 30s, but temperatures will dip to between 5 and 15 degrees Monday night.

Tuesday will feature mostly sunny skies as well.

"After a very cold morning, temperatures will rise into the 30s to possibly near 40 during the afternoon," Cameron said.

Wednesday will be another mostly sunny day, with temperatures starting out in the 20s, but jumping up to the 40s by afternoon.

To see how the rest of the week is shaping up, read the full Technical Discussion here.

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