GET READY: Expect messy drive home Tuesday, with snow on the way

The next winter storm could tangle with Tuesday’s afternoon and evening commutes.

A winter storm watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon to Tuesday night, Jan. 21, for Shelton and the rest of southwestern Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The snowstorm is expected to bring 2 to 6 inches to Shelton, the NWS said.

Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to be in the lower-20s during the day and single digits to teens at night, according to forecasts. This cold weather will be accompanied by north winds of 14 to 16 mph, with stronger gusts.

Most snow Tuesday afternoon, evening

The snowfall is expected to begin late Tuesday morning and continue into Tuesday night “with the heaviest snowfall expected Tuesday afternoon and evening,” the NWS said.

“Falling, blowing and drifting snow will cause hazardous travel and walking conditions across the area,” according to the NWS, “possibly impacting the late afternoon and evening commute. Extreme cold and low wind chills could cause frost bite. Dress appropriately.”

‘Arctic airmass’ to settle in region

Later in the week, temperatures should remain cold — with nighttime lows in the single digits and daytime highs in the high-teens to low-20s.

“An arctic airmass will gradually settle into the region for much of the upcoming week,” according to the NWS hazardous weather outlook issued Monday morning. “This will be accentuated Tuesday through Wednesday night. Widespread below-zero wind chills are forecast Tuesday night into early Wednesday.”