NWS: 4 to 8 inches of snow in the forecast for CT

A file photo of a snow-covered Elm Street in Shelton, Conn., taken on Dec. 17, 2020.

A file photo of a snow-covered Elm Street in Shelton, Conn., taken on Dec. 17, 2020.

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A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the entire state through Friday night as a storm is expected to drop anywhere from about 4 to 8 inches of snow by the time it ends.

By mid-afternoon Thursday, most of the state received between 3 to 5 inches of snow, with another 1 to 3 inches expected to fall overnight and into Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow, sleet and freezing or drizzling rain are expected across the tristate area, with higher snowfall along interior regions. The wintry mix is expected to turn back into snow Friday morning and continue throughout the day as light snow.

A light glaze of ice is also possible overnight.

The agency said those conditions could possibly lead to slippery roads and bad visibility during the Friday morning and afternoon commuting hours, with shoreline regions possibly seeing some sleet during the morning commute.

The storm could affect the Friday morning and evening commutes.

The precipitation is forecast to taper off Friday afternoon into the evening.

Banding could lead to some locally higher snowfall totals of 6 to 8 inches.

The National Weather Service said the snowfall is expected to end from the west to the east.