With the snow expected to start falling at about 3 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service (NWS) has increased the snow totals that could result from the impending storm.
According to the latest NWS Winter Weather Warning, from 8 to 12 inches of snow could fall in southern Fairfield County, and 10 to 14 inches in northern Fairfield County.
The region also may have to deal with up to one-tenth of an inch of ice as well as wind gusts up to 35 mph.
Currently, at 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, it is 18 degrees and cloudy in Shelton.
‘Treacherous’ travel conditions
Heavy snow and sleet are expected on Thursday, along with some rain. The wintry mix “will make travel treacherous,” the NWS said.
Temperatures should be in the upper 20s to lower 30s, and begin rising in the mid to late morning on Thursday, leading to the possible change in the type of precipitation. The rain is most likely to occur in the afternoon.
The precipitation should continue into late Thursday night, changing back to mostly snow, as temperatures drop again.
The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through 6 a.m. Friday.