Wintry Mix to Rain on Tuesday

Here are your Monday Evening Connecticut weather headlines from Storm Team 8 Senior Meteorologist Fred Campagna:

  • The first winter storm of the season will feature more sleet and rain than snow in CT.
  • Snow and sleet will develop between 10pm-1am Monday night. There will likely be a quick change to sleet statewide.
  • Sleet may be heavy at times overnight, with some accumulation of ice pellets likely. An inch or so of sleet is possible in most of the state.

snow Wintry Mix to Rain on Tuesday

  • The temperature will be in the mid to upper 20s inland to upper 20s and low 30s at the Shoreline.
  • A change from sleet to rain is likely near the Shoreline between 6-9 am. Of course, the timing of the changeover is critical for the morning commute. The most likely time for the changeover is around 7 am.
  • It will stay icy inland for a few hours after sunrise. A change to cold rain is likely be midday. The temperature will rise to the mid 30s inland and low 40s at the Shoreline in the afternoon.
  • Rain will end by late in the day. It will be damp into tomorrow evening.
  • The temperature may fall to near freezing in some inland locations by dawn on Wednesday. Watch out for a few icy spots.
  • Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 40s.
  • Rain showers are possible Wednesday night with lows in the mid to upper 30s.
  • Thursday looks dry with highs in the mid to upper 40s.
  • It will be breezy and cool, but not very cold to ring in 2016 on New Year’s Eve. The temperature will be in the 30s, with a wind chill in the 20s.
  • New Year’s Day looks partly to mostly sunny with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.
  • The weather looks mainly dry and chilly through the weekend.  The high temperature will struggle to reach 40 between Friday and Sunday. It may be even colder on Monday.
  • A few flurries are possible in the cold pattern this weekend.

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