Wintry mix of sleet and rain could create messy morning commute

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NEW YORK – A wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain dampening the tri-state area –mostly north and west of New York City – could prolong well into the morning, creating slippery conditions for commuters.

Some areas may even see stretches of light snow.

The National Weather Service predicts the icy precipitation, as it moves west to east, will shift to just rain about 8 a.m.

Areas affected are southern Westchester County, Bergen and Eastern Passaic counties in New Jersey, southern Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut.

The New York City Sanitation Department also issued a snow alert on Monday in anticipation of the storm currently moving through our area. While the alert doesn't guarantee snow will fall, it means the city is getting prepared in case of a dusting — or more. The alert is in effect until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Drivers are advised to prepare for limited visibility and slippery conditions.

LaGuardia and Newark airports have already seen a considerable amount of cancellations and delays. Check with your carrier or Flightaware.com for further details.