Hopefully Shelton residents enjoyed the bright skies and sunshine on Monday following all the snow on Sunday, because more precipitation is on the way — and it’s coming as soon as Tuesday afternoon.
Snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain all is expected in Shelton on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
In fact, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for Shelton and all of Fairfield County from 3 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.
The NWS is predicting 2 to 4 inches of snow, plus a coating of ice, could fall during that time period.
“Snow develops late Tuesday afternoon, then mixes with sleet and freezing rain Tuesday evening before changing to freezing rain by midnight,” the NWS said.
The NWS warned this could lead to “snow-covered surfaces coated with ice [that] will make traveling difficult at times.”
Day by day forecast for Shelton
Here is the NWS forecast for Shelton on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
TUESDAY: Snow could start after 3 p.m., with a daytime high of 27 degrees. Snow mixing with sleet in the evening, changing to a freezing rain and sleet mix and then all freezing rain late at night. From 1 to 3 inches of snow could accumulate. Chance of nighttime precipitation is 100%. Temperature will rise to around 32 degrees by 3 a.m.
WEDNESDAY: A 50% chance of rain during the day, with a high near 37. Rain likely in the evening, eventually changing to all snow. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Overnight low of 24 degrees.
THURSDAY: Snow likely in the morning, with another 2 to 4 inches possible. Should end around 9 a.m. Daytime high of 27 degrees and nighttime low of 7 degrees.