Snow slams Connecticut, heavy rain coming overnight

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7 inches of snow could fall on parts of Connecticut by the time Thursday's storm passes through.

Winter storm warnings are issued for much of the state through 4 a.m. Friday. Shoreline communities have winter weather advisories in effect through 11 p.m.

Snow and sleet will change to cold rain and sleet by 9 p.m. The rain will be heavy through Friday morning and could cause both coastal and local area flooding.

Wind gusts could be between 30-40 mph overnight into Friday morning. Morning commute wind chills could be as low as the mid-20s.

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A small coating of snow is also possible Friday morning as the storm system clears out.

An accumulation of 4-7 inches of snow for lower Fairfield County is expected before the changeover to rain. Some areas south of the Merritt Parkway could only see about 2-3 inches before snow changes to rain.

Stay with News 12 Connecticut for the latest forecast information.

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