Is it going to snow on St. Patrick’s Day in Shelton?

It doesn’t look like something white will be falling from the sky to mix with all the green around town on St. Patrick’s Day.

While a winter storm is moving toward the East Coast, it now appears the system will go south of Shelton — and the rest of New England — and only bring substantial snowfall to the mid-Atlantic states, including southern and central New Jersey.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the storm could bring up to 8 inches of snow — mixed with sleet in certain locations — to parts of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia.

It will be cold on Monday

As of a few days ago, it appeared southwestern Connecticut was going to be in the storm’s path and receive some snow on Monday, March 17. The storm has since veered south.

It will be cold enough, however, to snow in Shelton on Monday. But then it will warm up as the week progresses, with the official start of spring this year on Thursday, March 20.

Forecast for Shelton

In Shelton the temperature tonight will get down to 15 degrees, the NWS said. On Monday, St. Patrick’s Day, it will be mostly cloudy with a high of 32 degrees and a nighttime low of 13 degrees into Tuesday.

Here is the NWS forecast for the rest of the week in Shelton:

Tuesday:  Partly cloudy, with a daytime high of 37 degrees and an overnight low of 21 degrees.

Wednesday:  Rain in the late afternoon and evening, with a high of 40 degrees and an overnight low of 34 degrees.

Thursday:  Partly sunny, with a high of 51 degrees and a low of 31 degrees.

Friday:  Mostly sunny, with a high of 51 degrees and a low of 35 degrees.