Heavy rain on way: Flood Watch in effect for Shelton through Sunday night

A Flood Watch has been issued for Shelton and the rest of Fairfield County for late Saturday into Sunday evening, with as much as 3 to 4 inches of rain possible during that time period.

Steady rain will develop this afternoon, most likely around 2 p.m. in Shelton, then become heavier at night and into Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service (NWS)

Small streams, poor drainage are concerns

“Rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches and locally up to 4 inches could cause flooding of small streams as well as significant urban and poor drainage flooding,” the NWS said.

This means parts of Shelton prone to flooding should be ready for possible problems.

Similar Flood Watches are in effect for much of Connecticut and nearby New York state.

Snow on Sunday? Unlikely

Snow will not be issue tonight, as the low temperature will be in the low to mid 40s in Shelton. However, on Sunday night, there is a slight chance any precipitation that continues — and it should be minimal by then — could come down as sleet or snow for brief periods.

The low temperature late Sunday night into early Monday will be 35 degrees, the NWS said.

Rain also is likely on Monday morning in Shelton.