Some heavy bands of snow are expected to move through the region tonight, with the National Weather Service (NWS) issuing a Special Weather Statement.

The NWS said the snow bands should blanket much of Connecticut, “producing snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour at times.”

The heaviest snow should let up at about 7 p.m., but persistent snow will continue into the night.

The NWS has a Winter Weather Warning in effect until 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The service is predicting the Shelton area could receive 6 to 10 inches, with snow tapering off in the morning.

Cold spell has arrived

There will be wind chills as low as 14-below-zero late tonight, with air temperatures dropping through the teens and into the single digits by daybreak Wednesday.

Temperatures aren’t supposed to get above freezing again until Saturday.

Predicted lows by NWS for Shelton are:

Tonight:  8

Wednesday:  16

Wednesday night:  -1

Thursday:  19

Thursday night:  2

Friday:  17

Friday night:  11

Saturday:  33