More snow as well as ice coming Tuesday into Wednesday

A snowplow travels on Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton.
A snowplow travels on Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton.

Snow is expected to continue for much of the afternoon in Shelton and the rest of southwestern Connecticut, with up to 6 inches possible today.

As of about 12:30 p.m. in Shelton, between 3 and 4 inches of snow has fallen on the ground. School was canceled today, some government facilities will close early, and some city government meetings planned for tonight will not take place.

Should stop by early evening

The snow should taper off beginning at about 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Today’s NWS winter weather advisory will expire at 7 p.m.

But the respite will be short, with another storm on the way for Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Next storm: Lots of snow plus ice

The NWS has issued a winter storm watch for Fairfield County and parts of New Haven County from late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.

The area is expected to get potentially heavy snow and ice, with accumulations of 5 to 10 inches of snow and up to a half an inch of ice.

The snow will develop Tuesday night and then mix with, and change to, sleet and freezing rain from south to north on Wednesday.