SHELTON WEATHER: A few inches have fallen, real chilly temps coming

A few inches of snow has fallen in Shelton from last night to this morning, putting a nice white frosting on top of the 8 to 10 inches of snow that accumulated earlier in the week.

On Friday morning, a small plow clears a sidewalk near Inline Plastics on Canal Street in downtown Shelton. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

On Friday morning, a small plow clears a sidewalk near Inline Plastics on Canal Street in downtown Shelton. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

Shelton schools opened two hours late, and lots of city and state plow trucks are out clearing the new snow from roadways.

The National Weather Service (NWS) expects the snow to end about 1 p.m. today, and then it will get cold and windy.

A state plow on Center Street in Shelton on Friday morning.

A state plow on Center Street in Shelton on Friday morning.

The NWS has issed a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Shelton and southern Connecticut from 4 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday due to expected strong winds and cold wind chills. Wind chills should dip to well below zero.

The low tonight could be 3 degrees, with the wind chills making it feel as cold as 10-below-zero. There could be wind gusts up to 49 mph.

 

Local forecast for next few days

The NWS forecast for Shelton in the coming days is:

Saturday:  Sunny but cold and blusterly, with a daytime high around 16 degrees and wind chills down to 15-below-zero. Overnight low near 12 degrees.

Route 8 southbound in Shelton on Friday morning, with snow falling in the area.

Route 8 southbound in Shelton on Friday morning, with snow falling in the area.

Super Bowl Sunday:  Increasing clouds, with a high around 29 degrees. Snow likely late at night, with 1 to 2 inches possible. Nighttime low near 12 degrees.

Monday:  Snow likely in the morning, with a daytime high around 16 degrees.

 

 

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