Freezing rain, snow flurries hamper evening commute

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Jeff Smith has the latest on the wintry weather Monday evening.

A batch of winter weather made for a slippery and dangerous commute Monday evening.

The AccuWeather forecast called for freezing rain that transitioned to sleet and snow as the evening progressed. Thankfully, no major crashes were reported.

A winter weather advisory was issued for most of the Tri-State region, including all of New York City, Long Island, parts of the Hudson Valley, parts of northeast New Jersey and southern Connecticut.

Here's a look at the area that was impacted by the advisory, which expires at 7 p.m.:

The front with the sleet and snow showers reached the Hudson Valley and western part of the region by about 4 p.m. The system proceeded east, reaching NYC at about 5 p.m. and then parts of Long Island and Connecticut at about 6.

Significant snowfall was not expected with this weather, with no more than about a half-inch of snow in most parts of the region.

Temperatures were teetering at the freezing mark. Here's a look at current temps and wind chill readings across the area:



The system is expected to move out of the region by about 9 p.m.

Here's a look at the 7 Day AccuWeather forecast

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