1:30 A.M. SHELTON WEATHER: Some ice and water covering roadways, temps rising
UPDATE: 1:30 A.M.: Some ice has accumulated on roads and sidewalks from late last night, but warming temperatures likely will melt that icy covering in the coming hours.
As of 1:30 a.m. in Shelton, it is 33 degrees and the temperature continues to rise. Little rain is now falling. State plows can be seen on Route 8 and other state roads in Shelton.
In addition to ice, some of it in thin, chunk form, another problem is snow that’s been plowed into intersections and roadways. There also plus ponding from the rain, and melting ice and snow, some caused by chemicals used on road surfaces.
Forecast adjusted due to temperature changes
As of 9 p.m. in Shelton, it appears that a combination of rain and freezing rain is falling. The temperature is 29 degrees in the city, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The change-over from snow is happening quicker than originally predicted, which should hold down snow accumulation levels. Slightly more than an inch of snow fell in Shelton earlier in the day.
The NWS forecast is being adjusted, with the switch to all rain now expected about midnight. Until then, a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is likely.
The temperature should rise to 35 degrees by 1 a.m. in Shelton, and then continue to rise. This means little or no ice accumulation now is expected in the city.
The Winter Storm Advisory in effect now will end at midnight, six hours earlier than before, due to higher temperatures.
Lots of snow on Thursday?
Light rain is expected on Wednesday morning, with a daytime high of 41 degrees, but a significant amount of snow is likely on Wednesday night and Thursday.
The newest NWS forecast says Shelton could get 3 to 7 inches of snow by the time this system leaves the area, at about 1 p.m. Thursday.
The NWS has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Wednesday evening to Thursday evening in Shelton, due to the expected snowfall.