Forecasters say 10 inches of snow possible in Shelton

The winter storm arriving Tuesday could now bring 6 to 10 inches of snow to Shelton and the immediate area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

In anticipation of the storm, Shelton schools have an early dismissal today.

The NWS has issued a winter storm warning for most of Connecticut on Tuesday, Jan. 21, including Fairfield and New Haven counties. That has been upgraded from a winter storm watch issued earlier in the day.

Snow starts in early afternoon

The snow should start slightly after noon and continue into early Wednesday morning, with total accumulation of 6 to 10 inches. Widespread blowing snow is expected in the middle of the night as winds will be 18 to 24 mph.

“The heaviest snowfall will occur Tuesday afternoon and evening,” the NWS said. The weather service also warned of snow drifts causing hazardous driving and walking conditions.

Temperatures to drop

Temperatures also should plummet in the coming days, with nighttime lows in Shelton of 9 degrees on Tuesday night, 5 degrees on Wednesday night, and 4 degrees on Thursday night, the NWS said.

Daytime highs should be in the high teens to low 20s during the rest of the week.