The NBC Connecticut meteorologists have issued a First Alert for Thursday morning. We are tracking our next winter storm that will bring a wintry mix to the state.
A mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain will develop after midnight and quickly change to rain along the shoreline. Inland, the wintry mix will continue for a long period.
Any snow accumulation is expected to be quite minor but as rain falls into subfreezing temperatures at the ground a glaze of ice is expected on untreated surfaces. Driveways, sidewalks, and patios may be quite slick in some towns around daybreak.
The mix should be all rain along the shoreline by 7 a.m. and all rain on the I-84 corridor by 9 a.m. The precipitation will diminish in intensity after daybreak.
Colder air in the forecast for Friday suggests that we could see another period of sleet and ice mixed in with rain, especially in the hill towns on Connecticut.