Temperatures are expected to drop during the day on Tuesday, and leftover moisture from the rain and mixed precipitation that fell on Monday and overnight could begin to freeze on the roads and sidewalks.
As of 4 a.m. on Tuesday it was 34 degrees in Shelton, and the daytime high is supposed to be around 21 degrees.
“This could make for slick conditions as the rain [Monday] likely washed away any sand or salt on roads and sidewalks,” the National Weather Service (NWS) said in a Special Weather Statement issued late Monday for parts of Connecticut.
The NWS said “temperatures will drop below freezing” with the arrival of a cold front, so “any residual water remaining on untreated surfaces will re-freeze resulting in slippery conditions. Motorists and pedestrians should exercise extra caution if venturing out.”
Will be cold tonight
It will get even colder tonight, with an overnight low of around 9 degrees in Shelton on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, the NWS said.
Daytime highs for the rest of the week will be in the highs 20s and low 30s, and nighttime lows in the high teens to 20 degrees. No many precipitation events are predicted, according to the NWS.