Fast-moving storm leaves slick roads for the morning commute - WFSB 3 Connecticut


Fast-moving storm leaves slick roads for the morning commute

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Some frozen precipitation arrived in the state on Wednesday morning and made for a slick commute, particularly in northeastern Connecticut.

A winter weather advisory was issued for Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, New London, Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties. They expired between 8 and 9 a.m.

A number of school systems posted delays.

Crashes "too many to count" were reported, mostly in northeastern Connecticut, by state police.

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Meteorologists Mark Dixon and  Scot Haney said snow showers came down in northern Connecticut while sleet was reported to have rolled through the middle part of the state.

"The early morning precip is done, with partial clearing temps later [Wednesday] should top out in the mid-40s," Dixon said.

Temperatures began in the 30s by the morning hours.

Clouds will give way to partly sunny skies.

Another weak storm will approach New England from the west by Wednesday night.

"It’ll spread clouds and a few rain showers into the state after midnight," Haney said. "Temperatures will remain well above freezing, which means we won’t have to worry about icy roads for the Thursday morning commute."

Some of those showers may stick around into Thursday morning.

"Then with enough sunshine [Thursday], temps should peak in the 50s," Dixon said.

Friday should be mild as a cold front moves through. There is a chance for showers.

"For the weekend, we are still monitoring the possibility of some snow [that's] very dependent on a storm and how far offshore it passes," Dixon said.

He said it's still several days out to make an accurate prediction.

"We’ve already seen crazy fluctuations in the models in the last 24 hrs, there will be more to come," Dixon said.

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