HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- A combination of wintry weather is expected to make its way into the state by Tuesday afternoon.
Meteorologist Mike Cameron said a winter storm is set to move into the state Tuesday morning between 9 a.m. and noon.
Precipitation will begin as snow during the morning commute, but then transition to sleet and freezing rain in the afternoon and continue through the evening commute, said Cameron.
Cameron is predicting a change to plain rain along the shoreline by the early hours of Wednesday morning.
As far as how much snow, Cameron is seeing different outcomes on the models.
If the sleet changeover comes later the afternoon, Cameron is expecting 6 or more inches in Northern Connecticut. If the sleet comes earlier in the afternoon, the amount of snow will lessen, he said.
Another model, the GFS, is producing an outcome where northern and central Connecticut may receive 3 to 5 inches of snow.
The NAM, however, Cameron said it starts the sleet right away with little to no snow accumulation.
Temperatures will hover in the 20s on Tuesday, but a steady warmup could be the transition of sleet and freezing rain sooner, said Cameron.
The precipitation will end by Wednesday and the temps are expected to rise into the 40s, said Cameron.
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