While some private forecasters are predicting lots of snow for the region from Saturday through late Monday, the National Weather Service (NWS) isn’t so sure the impact will be quite that significant in Shelton.
A lot of what happens will come down to temperature, and it might just be warm enough for much of that period in Shelton to bring freezing rain and sleet — and perhaps just rain — as well as snow.
Some snow will fall, particularly on Monday, when the NWS says from 1 to 3 inches of combined snow and sleet could accumulate in Shelton.
More snow farther north
Places farther north, such as Massachusetts, could get a lot more snow. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for central Massachusetts and the Boston area, with up to 8 inches possible.
Significant snow also is expected in upstate New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.
A Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued for northeastern Connecticut, but even there snow accumulations are supposed to be limited.
No official warnings or outlooks have been announced for southwestern Connecticut by the NWS, as of Friday night.
Sunday night into Monday is key
Here’s the day-by-day breakdown by NWS for Shelton:
Saturday: Slight chance of light snow in the afternoon, then a chance of snow mixed with freezing rain late at night. Daytime high of 29 degrees and overnight low of 26 degrees.
Sunday: A chance of snow and freezing rain through 9 p.m., then combining with sleet until 3 a.m. on Monday morning. Up to an inch of snow and sleet could accumulate, plus a thin layer of ice. Daytime high of 33 degrees and nighttime low of 22 degrees.
Monday: Snow likely beginning at 3 a.m., mixing with sleet and freezing rain at times, ending around midnight. From 1 to 3 inches of snow and sleet could accumulate. Daytime high of 27 degrees and overnight low of 21 degrees.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33 degrees.