Possible wintry mix may bring snow, sleet, rain on Tuesday

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In a Hazardous Weather Statement reissued on Sunday morning for Tuesday for southeast NY, southern CT and northeast New Jersey, saying, "A wintry mix of precipitation, which may begin as early as late Monday night, is expected Tuesday and Tuesday night. Snow will taper off to flurries on Wednesday", said a Sunday morning Environment Canada news release. Periods of plain rain will occur during Monday. Lows Monday morning will be in the upper 40s.

The rain and flood threat continues into Tuesday before it starts to wrap up overnight Tuesday.

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Thursday: Mostly sunny and a tad cooler.

The highest snowfall totals and worst travel conditions are expected to focus on the upper Mississippi Valley from late Monday to Tuesday night.

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Temperatures will be a couple degrees warmer around the Flint area Monday night and Tuesday, so about 4 inches of snow is expected. That means we could see almost 12 hours of freezing rain adding up to a quarter of an inch of ice accumulation. The upper levels of the atmosphere will be warming, but temperatures at the surface will still be below freezing. Most models are in agreement that we will not climb above freezing until late afternoon - early evening on Tuesday which would be the worst case scenario.

"Strong and gusty easterly winds may cause low visibility in blowing snow before the snow changes over to freezing precipitation", Environment Canada said.

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