SHELTON WEATHER: See a storm timeline into Sunday

Shelton may get 5 to 8 inches of snow on later Saturday and early Sunday, to be accompanied by strong winds and followed by brutal cold.

Vehicles travel on a snow-covered Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton.

Vehicles travel on a snow-covered Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton.

“Snow and blowing snow, with near blizzard conditions possible,” said the National Weather Service (NWS) when issuing a Winter Storm Watch for Shelton and all of Fairfield County, in effect from 1 p.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Sub-zero wind chills are expected at night in the aftermath of the storm.

 

Predicted storm timeline

Here’s a timeline for the coming system and following days in Shelton from the NWS:

2 P.M. SATURDAY — Snow begins, with about an inch accumulating during daylight. Daytime time of 29 degrees.

AFTER 5 P.M. SATURDAY — Snow intensity begins to pick up, with 3 to 5 inches falling overnight. Overnight low of 13 degrees.

9 A.M. SUNDAY — Snowfall could begin to diminish, then becoming cloudy, cold and windy. Another 1 to 2 inches could accumulate before the snow stops. Consistent winds of 21 to 28 mph, with gusts up to 43 mph. Daytime high of 15 degrees.

SUNDAY NIGHT — Extreme cold, with a nighttime low of 4-below-zero. Consistent winds of 17 to 22 mph, with gusts up to 36 mph.

MONDAY — Sunny, with a high near 16. Overnight low of around 3 degrees.

TUESDAY — Snow possible, with a daytime high around 25 degrees.

 

Boston to be clobbered again

The brunt of this storm is expected to impact far eastern Massachusetts — including the Boston area — and coastal Maine, where NWS Blizzard Warnings have been issued and more than a foot of snow could fall.

Eastern Connecticut should get more snow than the southwestern part of the state, and Litchfield County may see the least accumulation.

 

 

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