SHELTON EVENING WEATHER UPDATE: Snow should continue into middle of the night

Snow should continue to fall in Shelton until slightly after midnight, but only a few more inches should accumulate during that time period. That’s the latest forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).

As of 4 p.m. in Shelton, it’s snowing extremely lighly in Shelton and is 23 degrees. It expected to dip to 18 degrees overnight.

In the early afternoon, the snow intensity picked up considerably in Shelton and perhaps 1 to 2 inches fell in the course of a few hours. Limited snow, combined with sleet and freezing rain, had accumulated in the city before that. Snow total amounts may be higher in parts of the city with higher elevations.

The NWS says an additional 1 to 2.5 inches of snow could fall before this system leaves the area at about 2 a.m.

The snowfall totals are much more impressive in upstate Connecticut and especially in central and eastern Massachusetts. Up to 2 feet of snow could fall in areas south of Boston, a region already overwhelmed from recent snowstorms.