NEXT STORM IN SHELTON? Tonight and tomorrow, of course!

After snow on Sunday, and a combination of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain on Tuesday, what could be next?

How about more of the same, beginning this afternoon. But this time — perhaps for variety’s sake, thanks to Mother Nature — we’ll be transitioning up the wintry mix scale, going from rain to snow as temperatures dip during the evening.

In the end, Shelton could get 2 to 5 inches of snow by the end of Thursday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Icy, slushy, snowy

Most Shelton residents woke up to an icy, slushy, snowy mess on the ground this morning, so few of us are in good moods when it comes to the weather — expect for the snow plow guys, of course. They are lovin’ it.

The NWS has issued a Winter Storm Watch for southern Connecticut from 7 p.m. Wednesday to Thursday evening, warning periods of heavy snow could lead to “significant snow accumulations.”

The Winter Storm Watch says up to 7 inches of snow is possible in southern Fairfield County. The lower part of the state should get more snow because this system will actually be centered south of Connecticut, impacting New Jersey the most, where up to 10 inches could fall.

Forecast for the coming days

Here’s a breakdown of the coming precipitation for Shelton, as well as the forecast for other days, from the NWS:

Wednesday afternoon:  As of 12:30 p.m. it’s 37 degrees. Rain is likely.

Wednesday night:  Rain will mix with sleet and snow, then becoming all snow after 1 a.m. From 1 to 2 inches of snow possible. Overnight low of 20 degrees.

Thursday:  Snow expected during the day, ending in the early to mid evening. Another 1 to 3 inches possible. Daytime high of 23 degrees and nighttime low of 7 degrees.

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 21.

Weekend:  Looking seasonably nice, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 30s on both Saturday and Sunday.