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NEW YORK — A storm brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the tri-state Sunday, creating dangerous driving conditions with slick and icy roads.

The storm began winding down by Sunday evening, but brought a wintry mix to majority of the region when it tapped into a batch of cold air north of New York City in the morning. As soon as the rain started falling, temperatures dropped 10 degrees, turning it quickly into ice.

A trail of icy mess was left despite temperatures warming up to above freezing in the city. The slightly warmer weather will help alleviate the hazardous traveling conditions, especially in northern New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

Temperatures will remain in the low 30s through the night.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for northeastern New Jersey until 1 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday will be mostly dry, but windy with gusts between 50 and 60 mph.

A high wind watch is in effect for a number of counties starting Monday morning until the afternoon, the National Weather Service said. Winds up to 35 mph with potential gusts up to 60 mph could take down power lines and trees. Scattered power outages are expected.

Though the storm luckily brought only a coating to an inch of sleet and ice on the ground for majority of the tri-state, northern suburbs and parts of Connecticut didn't see the same luck.

A Winter Storm Warning for counties in the mid-Hudson Valley and the northern half of Connecticut is in effect where snow could pile up 4 inches or more.

COUNTY BY COUNTY: See the exact warning details for your area.

A winter storm warning is in effect for the following counties until 1 p.m. Monday. These areas could see several more inches of snow:

  • Columbia, NY
  • Dutchess, NY
  • Greene, NY
  • Sullivan, NY
  • Ulster, NY

A high wind watch is in effect for these counties through Monday afternoon:

  • Bergen, NJ
  • Bronx, NY
  • Essex, NJ
  • Fairfield, CT
  • Hudson, NJ
  • Hunterdon, NJ
  • Kings, NY
  • Middlesex, NJ
  • Monmouth, NJ
  • Morris, NJ
  • Nassau, NY
  • New Haven, CT
  • New York, NY
  • Ocean, NJ
  • Orange, NY
  • Passaic, NJ
  • Putnam, NY
  • Queens, NY
  • Richmond, NY
  • Rockland, NY
  • Somerset, NJ
  • Suffolk, NY
  • Sullivan, NY
  • Sussex, NJ
  • Union, NJ
  • Warren, NJ
  • Westchester, NY

There have been hints of a developing storm coming Thursday but so far, the models have that happening a little too late and farther offshore.

As of now, the Wednesday and Thursday threat you may have heard about is not showing up on most maps, though that may change with the coming days.

Approaching next weekend, another storm will be watched but it also looks warmer.

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