Shelton residents hitting the roads this morning should be careful, with freezing rain falling and covering the roads, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The NWS has a Freezing Rain Advisory in effect for Fairfield County through 1 p.m. on Sunday. That advisory has been extended, having earlier been scheduled to end at 11 a.m.
As of 11 a.m., the temperature has risen to 38 degrees in Shelton. Two hours ago, at 9 a.m., it was 31 degrees. It will continue to warm up during the course of the day and the precipitation will turn into all rain, which will be heavy at times this afternoon and this evening.
‘Dangerous travel conditions’
“Dangerous travel conditions are expected due to icy roadways and walkways,” the NWS said of travel through 1 p.m.
Numerous accidents due to ice are being reported around the state. It should eventually reach 45 degrees Sunday in Shelton.
Rain continues into the night
The rain should continue until around 3 a.m. tonight, the NWS said. The overnight low Sunday into Monday should be near 34 degrees.
On Monday, which is Martin Luther King Day, will be sunny with a high around 38 degrees, according to the NWS.