SHELTON EVENING WEATHER UPDATE: Snow should continue into middle of the night

Snow should continue to fall in Shelton until slightly after midnight, but only a few more inches should accumulate during that time period. That’s the latest forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Two plows work in tandem on Bridgeport Avenue near Wells Hollow Farm. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

Two plows work in tandem on Bridgeport Avenue near Wells Hollow Farm. (Feb. 9 photos by Brad Durrell)

As of 4 p.m. in Shelton, it’s snowing extremely lighly in Shelton and is 23 degrees. It expected to dip to 18 degrees overnight.

Route 8 north near the Howe Avenue exit at about 12:30 p.m. Monday, when the snowfall was heavy.

Route 8 north near the Howe Avenue exit at about 12:30 p.m. Monday, when the snowfall was heavy.

In the early afternoon, the snow intensity picked up considerably in Shelton and perhaps 1 to 2 inches fell in the course of a few hours. Limited snow, combined with sleet and freezing rain, had accumulated in the city before that. Snow total amounts may be higher in parts of the city with higher elevations.

The NWS says an additional 1 to 2.5 inches of snow could fall before this system leaves the area at about 2 a.m.

Snow comes down at a fast pace early Monday afternoon on Bridgeport Avenue, near the Shell station on the edge of downtown.

Snow comes down at a fast pace early Monday afternoon on Bridgeport Avenue, near the Shell station on the edge of downtown.

The snowfall totals are much more impressive in upstate Connecticut and especially in central and eastern Massachusetts. Up to 2 feet of snow could fall in areas south of Boston, a region already overwhelmed from recent snowstorms.

 

A view of Howe Avenue in Shelton, heading north from the Route 8 overpass.

A view of Howe Avenue in Shelton, heading north from the Route 8 overpass.

 

 

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