SHELTON WEATHER: Cold temps, then snow possible late Saturday through Monday

Temperatures on Thursday night were expected to drop to almost zero in Shelton, with wind chills as cold as 5-below, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Don’t look for much relief on Friday, when the daytime high should only be 19 degrees.

The NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Shelton through the middle of next week due to cold temperatures and expected snow.

“Periods of snow are possible Saturday night into Tuesday. The potential exists for a total of 8 inches or more of snow,” the NWS said.

Much of Connecticut picked up a few inches of snow on Thursday morning, but the southwestern part of the state — including Shelton — was mostly spared.

Snow begins Saturday afternoon?

But there is snow in the extended forecast for Shelton, with the NWS saying snow is possible late Saturday and likely most of Sunday and Monday. The snow could begin after 4 p.m. Saturday.

The NWS is saying 2 to 4 inches could fall on Sunday, and additional amounts on Monday. Some private forecasters are predicting more substantial amounts on both Sunday and Monday.