With a snowstorm expected Saturday into early Sunday morning in Shelton, a High Wind Watch has been issued for the region.
Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph, are possible from late Saturday night into Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
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The snow is expected to start in Shelton on Saturday at about noon, and could continue until Sunday at about noon. The NWS says from 3 to 5 inches of snow could fall in the city during that period.
‘Blowing snow’ impact
It will be “blowing snow,” the NWS said, due to “strong and damaging winds” and “may make travel and snow removal efforts difficult.”
In addition, the high winds “may down tree limbs and power lines, and make driving high-profile vehicles difficult, especially on elevated roadways and bridges,” the NWS said. High-profile vehicles include SUVs, pickup trucks and vans.
Boston in bull’s-eye again
The coming storm may have an even bigger impact on Boston and southeastern Massachusetts, where blizzard conditions could occur due to limited visibility from snow and strong winds. This area could receive up to a foot of snow, the NWS said.
Once the storm exits on Sunday, it will get even colder in Shelton. The NWS is predicting overnight lows of 4-below-zero on Sunday night and 3-above on Monday night in Shelton.