SHELTON WEATHER: When will the snow start this afternoon?

A motorist clears ice from his windshield on Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton. (File photo)

A motorist clears ice from his windshield on Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton. (File photo)

 

 

Shelton could now get 3 to 7 inches of snow from late Saturday into Sunday, as well as a coating of ice.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the region from 1 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday. The advisory warns of a mix of snow, freezing rain and rain, with the heaviest snow on Saturday evening.

“Snow-covered roads coated with ice will making driving and walking hazardous,” the NWS said.

Temperature will play a big role in how much snow falls compared to freezing rain and rain during the course of this storm.

 

Timing of the storm

The snow should start on late Saturday afternoon in Shelton, with 1 to 3 inches possible by nightfall. That start-time for the snow has been pushed back in the most recent forecast (it had been 1 p.m. and now is expected to be a few hours later).

The high on Saturday will be 27 degrees.

At night, the precipitation will change to a combination of snow, freezing rain, and rain. Temperatures will begin rise into the mid-30s.

Another few inches of snow could accumulate. The chance of precipitation in the overnight hours is 100%.

Sunday will bring a wintry mix, with snow, freezing rain and rain, the NWS said. The high will be about 38 degrees.

 

Cold temps return soon

Cold temperatures will return Monday, with a daytime high of 15 degrees and nighttime low of 1.

Snow is possible again on Tuesday night and Wednesday in Shelton, according to the NWS.

 

 

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