The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Warning for Shelton and Fairfield County, with snow on the way. Sleet and freezing rain could mix in, especially closer to the coast.
The Warning will be in effect from 7 p.m. on Sunday to 6 p.m. on Monday, meaning the snow could mess up driving home from watching the Super Bowl as well as the morning commute on Monday.
Range is 6 to 14 inches
The NWS Warning says from 10 to 14 inches of snow could fall in northern Fairfield County, and 6 to 10 inches plus a layer of ice in lower Fairfield County. It’s uncertain how much sleet and freezing rain Shelton will get, with an all-snow event leading to the higher snow accumulations.
The snowfall rates could occasionally be from 1 to 2 inches at the height of the storm, late Sunday night into early Monday afternoon.
Bitter cold coming
While the snow will stop late Monday evening, bitter hold will settle in the area. Overnight lows in Shelton will be 4 degrees Monday night and 7 degrees Tuesday night., the NWS said.
Similar Winter Weather Warnings have been issued for almost all of Connecticut.