SHELTON WEATHER: Real strong winds, real cold temps on Sunday

A municipal snowplow on Constitution Boulevard South, as seen from Bridgeport Avenue. (File photo)

A municipal snowplow on Constitution Boulevard South, as seen from Bridgeport Avenue. (File photo)

 

Snow could continue until about noon on Sunday in Shelton, with strong winds whipping snow around.

Sustained winds should be from 24 to 33 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Another inch of snow could fall to the ground.

From 1 to 3 inches likely already has reached the ground in Shelton, based on state Department of Transportation snow totals for the region. That’s less than had been predicted.

In addition to the winds, the cold temperatures will be the story in Shelton from today into next week. An arctic blast has arrived and will be around for awhile.

 

State: 3 inches fell in Waterbury

The DOT snow totals as of early Sunday morning were 1.25 inches in Milford and New Haven, 2.25 inches in Beacon Falls, and 3 inches in Waterbury.

Eastern Connecticut appears to have gotten the most snow from this system, was was expected. Some towns in the far eastern part of the state received 8 inches of snow.

The brunt of the storm will impact far eastern New England, including southeastern Massachusetts, the Boston area, and coastal Maine, where the snow will continue today.

 

Well below-zero tonight

The high temperature Sunday in Shelton should be around 16 degrees, but tonight’s low will dip to 6-below-zero — and that’s without the wind chill.

Near-zero or below-zero temperatures at night will the norm into the week, with possible snow on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

Bone-chilling cold on the way

Here are the expected highs and lows for Shelton in the coming days, according to the NWS:

MONDAY:  A high near 15 degrees, and a nighttime low around 2 degrees.

TUESDAY:  The daytime high will be near 19 degrees, with snow likely, and an overnight low of 10 degrees.

WEDNESDAY:  The high will jump to 26, with snow possible, and a nighttime low of about 1 degree.

THURSDAY:  The high will be about 15, and the low will be 3-below-zero.

FRIDAY:  A high of 17 degrees and a low near 2 degrees.

 

 

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