SHELTON WEATHER: Up to 4 inches fell in city; No snow in forecast for coming days

From 3 to 4 inches of snow appears to have fallen in Shelton since Wednesday night. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

A small vehicle used to clear snow in downtown Shelton prepares to turn off Center Streeton to Coram Avenue.

A small vehicle used to clear snow in downtown Shelton prepares to turn off Center Street onto Coram Avenue.

Driving and walking are particularly challenging because under all that snow is an ice coating from the rain and freezing rain that preceded the change-over to snow.

A lone pedestrian braves the snow to cross over the Derby-Shelton Bridge, heading toward Derby, on Thursday morning.

A lone pedestrian braves the snow to cross over the Derby-Shelton Bridge, heading toward Derby, on Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service (NWS) expects any lingering snow to end by around 5 p.m., with a very slight chance for light snow for a few hours after that.

As of 3 p.m. in Shelton, it is 21 degrees. And it’s definitely going to get colder in the near term. The expected low tonight is about 10, the NWS said. That means there will be a lot of ice on road surfaces.

 

It’s going to get warmer and drier

There also is good news in the NWS forecast — it’s going to start getting warmer beginning Sunday, and no precipitation is expected for at least the next seven days.

Vehicles head south on Route 8 in Shelton, near the Long Hill Cross Road overpass, on late Thursday morning.

Vehicles head south on Route 8 in Shelton, near the Long Hill Cross Road overpass, on late Thursday morning.

Perhaps it will be time to break out the T-shirts and shorts because the predicted highs for Shelton on Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the mid to high 40s.

Here is the NWS forecast for Shelton for the next few days:

Friday:  Sunny with a daytime high of 23, and nighttime low of 11.

Saturday:  Partly sunny with a high of 30, and overnight low of 24.

Sunday:  Partly sunny with a daytime high of 38, and nighttime low of 23.

Monday:  Partly sunny with a high of 41, and overnight low of 24.

 

 

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