State College, Pa. — — The first snow of the season greeted people across southern New England this morning with a coating to several inches blanketing areas from Connecticut into Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

In Burrillville, R.I., residents woke up to 2.5 inches of snow on the ground. Other snowfall totals that have been reported include 2.0 inches in Staffordville and Moosup, Conn., 1.5 inches in Greenville, R.I., 0.8 of an inch in Dighton, Mass., and 0.7 of an inch in North Providence, R.I.

Sleet and freezing rain have also mixed in with rain and snow across the region. Sleet was even falling around New York City this morning, while snow fell for a time on eastern Long Island.

Any snow or wintry precipitation that managed to accumulate will be short-lived, as the same storm system that brought the wintry weather soaks the region with plain rain this afternoon into Tuesday.

It will remain raw outside for people across all of New England through Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to remain mostly in the 40s, while howling winds make for a wind-whipped rain from southern New England to the coast of Maine. RealFeel temperatures, which provide a measure of how cold it feels with the wind factored in, will range between 20 and 30 degrees in Boston, Mass., Hartford, Conn., and Providence, R.I., through tonight.

Warm, waterproof jackets will be more useful than umbrellas as winds whip the rain around.

The storm bringing nasty conditions will pull eastward away from the southern New England coast later Tuesday into Wednesday, allowing for drying from west to east across New England. Warmer air will also spread into the region Wednesday, allowing temperatures to rebound to more seasonable levels.

By Heather Buchman, Meteorologist for

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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