Snow and ice to make for a slippery travel Monday night

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Snow and ice are expected to make for slippery travel Monday night. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of Connecticut.

News 12 meteorologists say snow will develop early Monday night after 10 p.m. As temperatures slowly begin to rise, sleet or freezing rain will begin to mix in by 2-3 a.m. south of the Merritt Parkway. Areas to the north will remain snow a few hours longer.

1-3 inches of snow is possible overnight. The highest totals are likely north of the Merritt. Locally higher amounts are possible for Litchfield County.

Sleet or freezing rain will make for hazardous travel, and roads may quickly become slippery. Drivers should be alert for changing weather conditions. Power outages are also possible as a result of ice and snow accumulation.

The sleet or freezing rain may continue well into Tuesday morning for areas north of the Merritt.  Otherwise, the day will see a cold rain with highs only around 40 degrees.

Sunshine returns on Wednesday but it will be windy and cold with highs in the 30s. Some flurries are possible Wednesday afternoon.

Stay with News 12 for the latest forecast information, and download the News 12 app for weather updates on the go.

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