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Snow causes delays and closings, creates slippery road conditions

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A plow truck headed down Middletown Avenue in Old Saybrook, were as much as 6 inches of snow may fall from Tuesday's storm. (WFSB) A plow truck headed down Middletown Avenue in Old Saybrook, were as much as 6 inches of snow may fall from Tuesday's storm. (WFSB)
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

As much as 8 inches of snow was reported in parts of the state following a storm system the hit on Tuesday morning.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon received reports ranging from 2 inches of snow in the Hartford area to 8 inches in places like Salem and Montville.

Dixon said southeastern Connecticut boasted the highest snow totals.

Check out photos of the snow from around the state here.

"The steady, accumulating snow has ended," Dixon said. "[Tuesday] afternoon, there could be partial clearing. At the same time, as a weakening disturbance aloft passes through the region, some flurries will be possible."

Track any flurry activity with the Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler here.

School delays and cancellations began coming into the newsroom overnight. See the list here.

Meteorologist Scot Haney said the system decided to jog a little further west overnight, which was why snow totals suddenly rose by the time people woke up.

Temperatures began in the 20s on Tuesday morning. They are expected to hit the mid-30s during the day with a windchill that may make it feel like the 20s.

Then it'll get a bit chilly.

"The combination of clearing skies and diminishing winds will allow temperatures to dip into the teens," Haney said.

Wednesday will be a quiet day with highs in the 30s and the wind should be light. The skies should feature sun and clouds.

As a cold front approaches for Thursday, there could be a snow shower or even some rain that comes with it.

"We’re still monitoring the chance for a rain/mix over to snow late Thursday into early Friday," Dixon said.

Any snow ends by Friday morning, and then it turns partly sunny.

"A strong northwesterly wind will develop and gusts to over 30 mph are likely," Haney said. "The northwesterly flow will usher in much colder air."

Saturday appears uneventful as of Tuesday's forecast. However, they may be something on the horizon for Sunday.

"Snow showers will be possible Sunday, then there may be a coastal storm that comes close to Connecticut Monday," Dixon said. "It’s an active pattern with lots of moving parts. Changes likely to [the] timing and impact [may happen] over the coming days."

Read the complete technical discussion here.

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