Sleet and Snow Moving In as Temperatures Drop - NBC Connecticut

Sleet and Snow Moving In as Temperatures Drop



    Icy Conditions

    Heavy rains turned to sleet and snow as temperatures dropped overnight, in Litchfield County. (Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014)

    Heavy rains turned to snow and sleet as temperatures fell Tuesday night, and we could see slushy accumulations of a couple inches in Litchfield County and the northwest hills.

    Up to 2 inches of snow could accumulate in the hills overnight and up to an inch of slush could coat the ground elsewhere in the state.

    Snow was falling hard in Danbury, Bridgewater, New Milford and Norfolk by 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and had made its way as far east as the Farmington Valley.

    Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan said sleet was expected to arrive in Hartford and New Haven by midnight.

    We could see snow as far south as the shoreline with some slushy accumulation and black ice.

    Temperatures will continue to drop overnight. Freeze warnings are in effect for Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London counties through 10 a.m. Wednesday.

    We'll see some slick spots in the morning, especially between 5 and 7 a.m. Be careful as you're driving to work and expect anything that looks wet to be icy.

    The icy mixture comes after a day of heavy rains and gusty winds.

    Representatives from the Department of Transportation said they planned to keep an eye on conditions tonight and send out trucks to treat the roads where needed.

    The Connecticut River is just above flood stage and could begin to rise quickly Wednesday evening into Thursday.

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