SHELTON WEATHER: Expect a wintry mess Monday morning

A wintry mix will greet Shelton residents late tonight and Monday, but rising temperatures mean mostly rain will fall in the city and surrounding area.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Monday morning, with snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain expected to fall in Shelton. The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 3 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday.

The NWS said ice accumulations of about 1/10th of an inch and snow accumulations of up to a half inch are possible.

"Precipitation develops after midnight," the NWS said. "The heaviest of the wintry precipitation will fall during the Monday morning commute. Precipitation changes to plain rain by Monday afternoon."

The NWS said "hazardous travel" due to "ice roadways and walkways" could complicate the morning commute, reminiscent of Friday morning when 1 to 2 inches of snow caused havoc on the roads.

Temperatures will drop, rise, drop

As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, it is 35 degrees in Shelton.

The NWS said snow and freezing rain should begin later tonight after 3 a.m., with an overnight low of 25 degrees. It will change to freezing rain and sleet before noon, then all rain, with a daytime high Monday of around 39 degrees in Shelton.

The rain should continue Monday night, and could eventually change back to freezing rain and even snow before ending around midnight or slightly later.

The NWS forecast in Shelton for the coming days:

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 27 degrees. Overnight high near 12 degrees.

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Nighttime high near 19 degrees.

Thursday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Overnight low near 20 degrees.