Wintry Mix Causes Hundreds of School Cancellations and Delays

Hundreds of school districts announced closures or delays Monday morning and several flights were cancelled as a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain hit the state Monday morning.

Winter weather advisories were issued for northern Connecticut as the season's first widespread wintry mix hit the state. The NBC Connecticut meteorologists issued a First Alert.

Hundreds of school districts announced delays and cancellations as public works crews worked to clear snow and slush from slippery roads.

As of 5 a.m. Monday Bradley International Airport had seen five flight cancellations and one delay. Travelers are advised to check with their airline before arriving.

Snow began at sunset Sunday and started adding up on the roads across the state. The snow changed to a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain Sunday night and early Monday.

The precipitation has ended, and some sunshine is expected Monday afternoon. Temperatures will be in the 40s.

Tuesday's dry, but a snow shower is possible at night. Wednesday will be partly cloudy.

A flurry is possible Thursday as colder air blows into the region.

Even colder air (than this weekend) arrives Thursday, and lasts through the end of the week. Many areas in Connecticut will remain below freezing starting Thursday and lasting through Saturday.

The high on Friday will only be near 20 degrees!

That's a great opportunity for ski areas in Connecticut to make snow and open the third weekend of December.

The next chance for widespread winter weather comes Saturday.

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