Next snowstorm could last most of Wednesday in Shelton

Here comes the second of the latest winter-weather one-two punch.

Another significant winter storm is expected to leave up to 8 inches of snow and a coating of ice by the end of the day on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

The day after a storm dropped 5 to 6 inches of snow in Shelton, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter storm warning for southwestern Connecticut. It is in effect from midnight tonight to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

While the storm is expected to bring mostly snow, some sleet and freezing rain is in the forecast, and could make for a slippery morning and evening commute Wednesday.

Snow accumulations, according to the NWS, could range from 4 to 8 inches along with a 10th-of-an-inch of ice.

Starts as snow late Tuesday

The snowstorm is expected to start late Tuesday night and last through Wednesday morning before the snow mixes with, and changes to, sleet and freezing rain later Wednesday, the NWS said.

During the height of the storm, which could last up to 18 hours, visibility will be decreased to a quarter to a half mile.

Ice warning for this morning

The NWS also is warning of ice Tuesday morning in the area. “Temperatures in the teens and 20s this morning has resulted in refreezing of melted snow from yesterday’s storm,” the NWS said in a special weather statement issued Tuesday morning.

“Untreated sidewalks and roads will make walking and driving hazardous,” the statement continued. “Motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution.”