The storm coming late tonight and Tuesday has led to a Winter Weather Advisory being issued for southwestern Fairfield County by the National Weather Service (NWS).
Snow accumulations from 3 to 5 inches are possible in Shelton and nearby towns, and the storm could especially impact the morning commute.
“Snow develops [early] Tuesday morning and will become moderate to locally heavy during the morning commute,” the NWS said. “Snow mixes with, and changes to, rain before tapering off late Tuesday.”
“Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving,” the NWS added.
Heavy, wet snow is expected
Expected is heavy, wet snow, with the NWS warning about the danger of collapsing flat roofs and falling tree branches due to the weight of the new snow being added to the existing snow pack.
The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Temperatures will rise from the 20s into the lower 30s during Tuesday afternoon, and winds also will pick up — with gust up to 25 mph possible later in the day.
Slightly more snow is expected in northwestern Connecticut, in the Litchfield Hills.