BLACK ICE: Slick spots expected in Shelton during early morning hours

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a warning for “treacherous spots” on roads and pavement areas due to black ice on Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

In a Special Weather Statement, the NWS said that “run-off from snowmelt will re-freeze tonight and patchy black ice will form as temperatures drop below the freezing mark and into the 20s. Untreated roads and sidewalks will become slick and icy.”

The NWS said drivers and pedestrians in Fairfield and New Haven counties, as well as many other parts of Connecticut, “should exercise caution” due to the expected ice on roads, sidewalks, driveways and parking lots.

As of 5 a.m. on Tuesday, it’s slightly under 30 degrees in Shelton. The overnight low was expected drop to around 24 degrees in the city, with mostly clear skies, the NWS said.

Possible high of 56 on Wednesday

On Tuesday, the high will be 44 degrees and showers are possible in the late afternoon and likely in the evening. The overnight low will only be 33 degrees.

And on Wednesday, it should reach 56 degrees with partly sunny skies in Shelton, according to the NWS.