(WTNH) — Winter Storm Watches and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for multiple counties as a wintry storm continues to push through Connecticut over the next few days.
Main storm takeaways
- Storm will continue into Tuesday.
- Storm is mostly rain or wintry mix overnight Sunday but will return to snow Monday evening.
- Highest totals will be near Litchfield.
- Power outages reported.
Timing out the storm
The winter storm arrived in parts of the state earlier Sunday morning, bringing large snowflakes and patches of sleet. By 7 p.m., the wintry mix (snow/sleet/freezing rain) had hit most of southern and central Connecticut.
News 8 meteorologists said the precipitation should taper off around midnight. Monday will bring spotty rain showers with some wintry mix across the state. Snow will return Monday night into early Tuesday making for a slippery start to the day.
All residents should be prepared and have flashlights, candles, and blankets on hand for power outages statewide.
Sunshine will return for the second half of the week, but Baylor said it won’t melt all of the snow.
Temperatures will remain in the mid to upper-30s.
Estimated snow totals
Snow totals will widely vary throughout the state, especially with rain washing some of it away.
Estimated snow totals have been coming in from different parts of the state. One of the highest reported was North Granby with 7.8 inches. Stafford Springs is next with 5 inches, while West Hartford sees 3 inches.
Snow totals are expected to increase Monday night when the snow returns, then decrease going into Tuesday.
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The storm is making travel conditions hazardous for some drivers. The wintry mix could freeze on roadways and bridges, making them more of a hazard as temperatures dip overnight. Drivers are encouraged to stay off the roads if possible. If on the road, drivers are encouraged to take it slow.
CTDOT crews have plow and salt trucks out and are working to keep roadways clear.
The snow is also creating travel delays at Bradley Airport. Several flights were delayed or canceled Monday night. Tweed New Haven Airport was operating as scheduled.
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