IT’S GOING TO POUR: Expect lots of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday in Shelton

Heavy rain is expected in Shelton on Tuesday night and the first part of Wednesday, with the National Weather Service (NWS) having issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of southern Connecticut.

“Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are likely during the periods of heaviest rain, and widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches and locally over 4 inches are possible,” the NWS said.

The heaviest rain is expected late Tuesday and early Wednesday, with the possibility they could continue into Wednesday afternoon. The precipitation should begin on Tuesday afternoon and then become heavier into the night.

May impact Wednesday morning rush

The Flash Flood Watch is in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.

The NWS warned that the intense rainfall “could cause significant urban and poor drainage flooding that could impact the Wednesday morning rush. Flooding of small streams is also possible.”

Better weather later in week

The weather in Shelton should improve on Thursday in Shelton, with sunny skies and a high in the upper 70s expected that day, the NWS said.

Mostly sunny skies also are expected from Friday to Sunday, with daytime highs in the upper 70s.