Rain Moving in, Dense Fog Advisories Issued

Friday, Feb 21, 2014  |  Updated 3:06 PM EDT
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Rain Moving in, Dense Fog Advisories Issued

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 06: A pedestrian carries an umbrella while walking along Columbus Street on February 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Bay Area is getting much needed rain with up to a half inch of rain falling overnight and a bigger weather system expected to bring more precipitation over the weekend. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rain is moving in and dense fog advisories have been issued for parts of the state.

The National Weather Service has issued dense fog advisoriess for New Haven, Middlesex, New London and Fairfield counties until 5 p.m.   

Rain is moving in from the south and west and could be heavy at times. Thunder and lightning are possible as rain moves through this afternoon and early evening. 

On Saturday, the weather will be warmer and dry. It will be mostly sunny, with a high of 50.

On Sunday, the temperatures dip down to a high near 40 and there is a chance of afternoon or evening snow showers.

Our NBC Connecticut meteorologists are also keeping their eyes on a possible wintry mix on Wednesday.

Rain on top of snow, and more winter weather on the way have emergency officials concerned about the structural integrity of roofs, particularly flat roofs.

Gov. Dannel Malloy is urging people to clear snow from roofs before more winter weather hits the state next week.

"With several weeks of winter still remaining and substantial snow already on many roofs, it is imperative that residents, businesses and governments guard against potential collapses,” Malloy said in a statement. "Residents should be aggressive about protecting their structures. With forecasters predicting an active storm pattern to continue over the next few weeks, now is the time to start clearing snow from your roofs to prevent heavy buildup.”

Malloy also encouraged residents with elderly or disabled neighbors to offer assistance with roof clearing if appropriate.

Residents who cannot clear their own roofs and need to pay for services to do so should contact the Better Business Bureau to ensure the quality of the vendor, according to Malloy.

Emergency crews in some towns, including Tolland, are urging residents and business owners to check their structures to avoid the possibility or leaks.

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