Expect snow on drive to work Tuesday; Up to 4 inches possible

Up to 4 inches of snow is expected in Shelton on Tuesday, with the worst coming between the morning and afternoon commutes, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

A winter weather advisory was issued Monday for southern Connecticut — including Shelton — on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Accumulations could range from 2 to 4 inches, according to NWS. Visibility might be reduced to less than a half mile for brief periods Tuesday morning.

“Snow will develop during the morning rush hour,” NWS said, “and become moderate to locally heavy at times by mid-morning. Snow will taper off to snow showers during the start of the afternoon rush hour.”

 

Slippery roadways

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties.

“Accumulating snow will create slippery roadways and hazardous travel conditions — especially on untreated roadways,” NWS said. “The main impact will be in between the morning and afternoon commutes.”

 

Will drop into teens tonight

According to forecasts, the snow could start as early as 4 a.m. on Tuesday — likely a bit later in western Fairfield County towns such as Shelton. The overnight low tonight is expected to be around 17 with a light wind.

Most of the snow is expected before 3 p.m. Little wind is expected in the morning before picking up a bit as the day goes on. Tuesday’s high is expected to be near 28.

There is a slight chance of snow later Tuesday night and again early Wednesday morning. The low that night into Wednesday morning will be around 19. The chance of overnight snow is 20%.

Wednesday’s high could be in the mid-30s before getting up into the low-40s on Thursday. It should be event warmer by Friday, in the upper-40s, with some rain possible.

 

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