Less snow now expected in Shelton late today and early Monday

The National Weather Service and other forecasters — many of whom previously were warning of a foot of snow — now are expecting Shelton and the rest of southwestern Connecticut to get no more than 3 inches of snow Sunday into Monday, March 2 and 3.

“Snow tonight will result in 1 to possibly 3 inches of accumulations, which will impact the morning commute,” according to a NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook.

On Friday, forecasts had the heart of this storm headed for Fairfield County, with predictions of 6 to 12 inches of snow. But the storm has strayed south and Connecticut now is expected to just get just the far-northern edge of the storm. The Mid-Atlantic issues will be impacted more.

Most snow late Sunday night

As of 11 a.m. on Sunday, it’s 32 degrees in Shelton. The snow is expected to start about 3 p.m.

The snow should accumulate tonight and until noon on Monday, with any substantial amounts to fall during the overnight hours.

Will be cold this week

The rest of the week looks cold but snow-free, until temperatures begin to rise on Friday. Here is the NWS forecast for Shelton:

Monday:  Snow in the morning, sunny in the afternoon; daytime high of 26 degrees and nighttime low of 5 degrees.

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny with a high of 24 degrees, and overnight low of 10 degrees.

Wednesday:  Mostly cloudy with a high of 25 degrees, and nighttime low of 5 degrees.

Thursday:  Partly sunny and 30 degrees, with overnight low of 19 degrees.