Snow will be flying across much of Connecticut Tuesday evening, with many areas getting a light accumulation.
As the rate of snow picks up and temperatures cool slightly, slippery and slushy spots will develop on some roadways and sidewalks.
The modest storm began as rain across southern Connecticut but will then gradually mix with and change to snow. Areas farther north will continue to receive primarily snow.
The snow will generally be light and should wrap up Tuesday night.
Accumulations will generally be a coating to an inch across coastal Connecticut, but can reach in the neighborhood of 3 inches in the northern part of the state.
Motorists and pedestrians should be on the alert for areas of black ice.
As the storm ends and temperatures slip back a few degrees overnight, untreated wet areas can become icy and more slushy spots can develop.
Warmer air will build from California to Washington on Monday and Tuesday raising temperatures to near-record levels.
Waves of arctic air invading the eastern half of the United States this week will culminate with the coldest weather of the season so far for some areas by the second weekend of February.
The new week will bring more opportunities for snow to create slick travel in the northeastern United States, starting with a winter storm set to sideswipe New England on Monday.
As the first of several waves of arctic air sweep southeastward across the Midwest, just enough snow will occur to cause slippery travel over a broad area into Monday.
Cold and snow showers are in store for the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday but should not significantly impact voter turnout.
As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers clash for the Super Bowl 50 title in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday, they will do so in one of the most energy-efficient stadiums in the world.
Vega, TX (1956)
61 inches of snow fell from one storm (Feb 1-8) State record for a single storm and for a month.
Snowstorm, worst of season. 12-18 inches in the western mountains . . . a foot common statewide up to 24 inches in the mountains of Vermont, between Bristol and Waitsfield. 16 inches in other mountain areas, 12-14 inches in valleys, 14 inches at Albany, NY and 10 inches at Plattsburgh, NY.
Chicago, FL (1987)
Wind gusts of 65-70 mph from the north and northeast produced 15 foot waves on Lake Michigan. There were extensive shoreline erosion resulting in millions of dollars, and boulders 6 feet in diameter were pushed on shore.