4PM: Rain Shifting to Snow on Coast

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By Quincy Vagell on November 27, 2012, 4:05pm Last modified: November 27, 2012, 6:03pm

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As of 4 p.m. a light mixture of rain and snow is falling along the I-95 corridor. Across inland sections, scattered flurries, light snow showers and even some drizzle has been reported. Temperatures are slowly starting to fall and rain changed over to wet snow in downtown New Haven shortly before 3 p.m.
Some inland outlying areas have picked up a slushy accumulation of 1 to 2 inches.
Most roadways remain wet, but some of the northwest and northeast hills now slipping below freezing, so some surfaces are icing up.

Light snow will continue across southern and eastern Connecticut. Any shoreline areas that are still reporting rain should transition over to snow by 5 or 6 p.m. as temperatures slowly fall. A few bursts of moderate snow are possible right along the I-95 corridor. This may allow for some light accumulations into the early evening hours. The highest threat for more snowfall tonight is across eastern Connecticut, where some areas may pick up an additional 1 to 2 inches, or so. This is as the storm strengthens and a band of moderate snow likely pushes into southeast New England.

Note: As precipitation lightens up, snow flakes have melted (in some cases), leading to drizzle at the surface. This is the case even inland, as temperatures near the ground are still a few degrees above freezing in some of the urban centers, like Hartford. As heavier precipitation falls along the shoreline, the opposite happens. The result is evaporational cooling and rain changing to snow. (heavier precipitation is harder to melt as well on its way down to the ground)

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