The coming nor’easter could begin in Shelton with flurries and freezing rain before midnight tonight, becoming all rain in the middle of the night. The rain should continue all of Tuesday, with a few inches of rain possible.
As of 6:30 p.m. in Shelton, the temperature is 27 degrees. The temperature will rise throughout the night, with the storm system bring warmer air from the east.
The temperature should reach 34 degrees by 2 a.m. tonight, with a possible high in the low 40s during the day on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
Flood Watch has been issued
The NWS has issued a Flood Watch for Shelton and most of Connecticut due to the expected heavy rain. The Flood Watch is in effect for Tuesday morning through late Tuesday night.
“Rain will be heavy at times with 2 to 3 inches possible by the time the event ends Tuesday night, with localized higher amounts,” the NWS said.
Strong winds, more rain later in week
The storm also will produce strong winds, with wind gusts close to 40 mph possible on Tuesday, according to the NWS.
Rain also is likely for much of Wednesday, and there is a possibility of snow on Thursday morning. Temperatures will remain in the 30s and low 40s during the coming days.