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Early Warning Weather Advisory issued, heavy rain and a wintry mix on the way

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A wintry mix or freezing rain is expected for northern Connecticut. (WFSB) A wintry mix or freezing rain is expected for northern Connecticut. (WFSB)
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

In advance of heavy rainfall and a wintry mix, Channel 3 has issued an Early Warning Weather Advisory.

A storm is moving across the Great Lakes and will bring heavy rain at times on Saturday evening and into Sunday morning, according to Channel 3's Meteorologist, Mike Cameron.

"There is a Winter Weather Advisory already posted for tomorrow starting very early in the morning and lasting at least through the morning hours and even into the middle afternoon," Cameron said.

Sunday morning will bring some wintery weather as sleet and pockets of freezing rain are likely in areas of northern Connecticut where air will be the coldest.

A few cold pockets in northwest Connecticut may cause some icing to linger into the afternoon. Cameron said towns closest to Massachusetts will see the most wintry weather

"We could see not only rain but freezing rain and sleet. Even a little bit of wet snow may mix in as well and may whiten the ground and make it slippery, especially from Hartford north," Cameron said. 

According to Cameron, the roads might get slippery and there could be isolated power outages due to ice accumulation.

Track the incoming precipitation with Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler here.

The precipitation will transition to more of a drizzle on Sunday afternoon and highs will be in the 30s inland and the shoreline will see temperatures in the 40s.

Cameron expects rainfall totals of 0.5"-1" and in some areas, it might even exceed 1". 

The rain will taper off Sunday evening and overnight low temperatures will range from the low to mid 30s.

Monday will bring mostly sunny skies with a breeze and temperatures will rise into the 50s.

The warmer temps will continue into Tuesday, with highs in the lower 50s.

Wednesday is the last day of February and there is a chance for a few rain showers in the evening. Temperatures will hover around the upper 40s and the 50 degree mark.

Read the complete technical discussion here.

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