Another winter storm has begun and will bring 5 to 9 inches to northern Connecticut on Tuesday and 2 to 5 inches to southern Connecticut before a lull and another storm tomorrow.
The second phase of the storm will bring a mix of precipitation, adding weight to snow that has piled up over numerous storms.
The snow began before dawn on Tuesday and it has switched over to freezing rain in areas.
There will be a lull on Tuesday night and the heavier part of the storm comes in Wednesday, ending late Wednesday night or early Thursday.
The northern part of the state, near the Massachusetts border, will get the heaviest amount of snow. The rest of the state will get a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and possibly just rain.
Total snow and ice accumulation through Wednesday will be 3 to 6 inches in most of southern Connecticut, with significant icing possible. Most of the interior part of the state along Interstate 84 will get 6 to 10 inches and considerable sleet and some freezing rain. Along the Massachusetts border and northern hills, snow will be mixed at times with sleet on Wednesday, bringing 10 to 16inches.
The biggest issue will be ice in southern Connecticut and the added weight it brings to snow-covered roofs and decks.
Following the storm, it looks like we'll see another blast of bitter air Thursday and Friday. There is also the potential for more snow next Saturday as another coastal storm passes to our south.
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