Connecticut will see its first snow of the new year with a coating to an inch or two expected.

The snow will come from a quick moving low pressure system that will graze the area Tuesday evening.

“The forecast storm track brings light snow amounts to portions of our area,” the National Weather Service says.

“Timing is 7 p.m. Tuesday to around 1 a.m. Wednesday. A shift north could bring slightly higher amounts while a shift south would little to no snow.”

The precipitation could start off as plain rain or a mix of rain and snow, but a quick changeover to snow is expected.

Light snow will continue, with snow ending after midnight.

Most areas will see a dusting or a coating of snow, while areas such as eastern Long Island and southeastern Connecticut could see 1 to 2 inches before daybreak Wednesday.

Windy and seasonable conditions are in store for Wednesday with mainly dry conditions.

Temperatures will fall into the teens across most of Connecticut Wednesday night.

Saturday’s high temperature will be more than 40 degrees warmer with readings expected in the upper 50s and possibility 60 degrees.

The forecast

Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 30 and 40. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph.

Tonight: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Light and variable wind.

Wednesday: A slight chance of snow before 11am, then a slight chance of rain between 11am and 4pm, then a slight chance of snow after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Southwest wind 6 to 14 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 32. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 28.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.

Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 44.

Sunday: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.