Freezing rain may impact Tuesday morning commute

Ottawa. After a weekend of rain and freezing rain temperatures dropped in the nation's capital to-21C

The National Weather Service expects similar temps today as rain spreads over the area, and a more spring-like 57 degrees by Wednesday afternoon. How quickly this moves through our region will really determine how much wintry precipitation we'll receive before it changes to rain on Tuesday morning.

The winter weather advisory is in effect from 9 a.m. Tuesday through 1 a.m. Wednesday.

We could see 3 to 6 inches of snow, LeSeney said, but that depends on the track of the storm, which is now in the Midwest and making its way east.

Transportation will be applying salt brine to hills and bridges beginning at 8pm this evening in advance of freezing rain Tuesday am.

Snow and sleet amounts look to be very little in the lower Pioneer Valley, with the most accumulation in the hills west of the Connecticut River.

Snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain, is forecast.

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A chance of rain and snow before midnight, then snow.

The rain is expected to end Tuesday night when a cold front chills the area.

Before this changeover happens, a widespread accumulation of 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected. Sustained wind speeds of 13 to 15 miles per hour are forecast for the Tri-Cities, with gusts up to 23 miles per hour.

The forecast is for snow to begin over the central mountains early Wednesday evening.

Thursday: Snow, mainly before noon.