Threat of Black Ice Tonight

A coastal storm could make travel difficult for people hitting the roads for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013  |  Updated 9:51 PM EDT
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Threat of Black Ice Tonight

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Black ice is becoming a concern throughout most of Connecticut as dropping temperatures are freezing rain-soaked roads.

A storm that brought several inches of rain to parts of the state on Wednesday could end with a bit of snow in the Litchfield Hills, where temperatures are already below freezing, according to NBC Connecticut meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan.

While snow isn't expected in other parts of the state, below-freezing temperatures on Wednesday night will cause ice to form on the roads.

Earlier in the day, heavy rain and high winds caused problems statewide.

More than 2,000 power outages were reported and several roads were closed due to minor flooding on Wednesday.

More than 3 inches of rain has already fell in parts of the state Wednesday. That is more than a month's worth of rain in less than 24 hours.

Thanksgiving Day is expected to be partly sunny, but cold and breezy with high temperatures in the 30s.

See the full forecast here.

Download the NBC Connecticut Weather App here.

Check the traffic map here.

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