SHELTON WEATHER: Extreme cold, then snow, ice and rain

Snow comes down at a fast pace on Bridgeport Avenue, on the edge of downtown Shelton, during a past storm.

Snow comes down at a fast pace on Bridgeport Avenue, on the edge of downtown Shelton, during a past storm.

 

Extremely cold temperatures will continue Thursday night, Friday and Friday night, to be followed by snow and freezing rain on Saturday night and Sunday.

The low Thursday night should drop to zero degrees, with wind chills between 5-below-zero and 15-below-zero, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued by the NWS for Shelton from midnight Thursday night to 10 a.m. Friday. Wind gusts up to 35 mph are possible during this time period.

 

‘Frozen pipes and hydrants are possible’

The NWS warned of “dangerous cold to those venturing outside, including pets and livestock. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. Frozen pipes and hydrants are possible.”

On Friday in Shelton, the daytime high will be 15 degrees and the overnight low into Saturday around 2-below-zero.

 

Snow, ice, rain begins Saturday

It will be warmer during the day on Saturday, with a high near 28 degrees, but snow should arrive in the late afternoon and possible combine with freezing rain at night. The chance for precipitation is 90%, the NWS said.

From 2 to 4 inches of snow, plus a layer of ice, is possible in Shelton from late Saturday into Sunday morning, according to the NWS.

A wintry mix is expected Sunday, including rain, with a high temperature in the mid-30s. The precipitation could change back to snow on Sunday night, the NWS said.

 

 

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