It is expected to rain and sleet in Shelton early this evening, then change over to all rain into the late night, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

A significant amount of rain could fall during the overnight hours. The winds also will pick tonight, with gusts up to 21 mph, the NWS said.

As of 5:45 p.m. in Shelton, it is 37 degrees.

Will get into the 50s briefly

The good news is that the weather is about to get warmer, reaching into the mid-50s during the coming days. The first day of spring is Thursday, March 20.

But colder weather will return next week, with a chance of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Forecast for the next few days

Here is the NWS prediction for Shelton for the next few days:

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high of 51 degrees and an nighttime low of 29 degrees.

Friday:  Sunny, with a high of 47 degrees and an overnight low of 33 degrees. Strong winds possible during the day.

Saturday:  Possible light rain in the morning followed by a cloudy afternoon. Daytime high of 54 degrees and an nighttime low of 29 degrees.

Sunday:  Partly sunny with a high of 43 degrees and an overnight low of 22 degrees.