SHELTON WEATHER: Extreme cold arrives tonight

Flurries continue as of noon on Thursday in Shelton, and have been falling for much of the late morning.

The snow doesn’t appear to be accumulating, although there has been a few brief bursts of heavier snowfall at times.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the snow could pick up after 4 p.m. although only about an inch is expected to accumulate before it ends around 9 p.m.

Snow also is likely on Saturday and Saturday night in Shelton, with from 2 to 4 inches possible, the NWS said.

Arctic temperatures on the way

The real weather story in the coming days will be the cold. A blast of arctic air is about to arrive and will bring extreme cold to Shelton and the region.

Here is the NWS temperature forecast for Shelton:

Thursday night:  Low of about 1 degrees, with wind chill factors between 10-below and zero due to consistent winds up to 16 mph.

Friday:  High near 9 degrees, with sunny skies. Daytime wind chills between 15-below and 5-below, with consistent winds up to 14 mph. Overnight low of 6 degrees.

Saturday:  Daytime high of 24 degrees, with snow likely after 1 p.m. Snow continues into the evening, with nighttime low of 10 degrees.

Sunday:  Daytime high around 13 degrees, with snow possible in the morning. Overnight low of 4-below-zero.

Monday (Presidents Day):  Mostly sunny with high near 16 degrees and overnight low of 4 degrees.