Up to 14 inches of snow could fall early this week in Shelton — and unlike Saturday’s early morning snow, this could be the first storm of the year to really snarl commutes.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening, Jan. 25-26, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The watch is for Shelton and the rest of southwestern Connecticut.

Heavy snow and blizzard-like conditions could bring 10 to 14 inches of snow to the area, according to the NWS. Winds will be 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, the NWS said, and the storm could make visibility down to a quarter of a mile or less.

The heaviest snow and strongest winds are expected late Monday into Tuesday morning.

With the strong winds, the blowing and drifting of snow with the near-blizzard conditions could make the storm’s effects even worst, according to the NWS.

The Saturday storm seems to have matched expectations, dropping a reported 6 to 7 inches of snow in most parts of Shelton.