SHELTON WEATHER FORECAST: Lots of rain leading up to Christmas

Rain, rain and more rain. That’s the soggy forecast for Shelton for Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday, leading up to the Christmas holiday.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the rain should being tonight after 9 p.m., with up to a half inch possible overnight.

On Tuesday, more rain is expected, particularly in the afternoon, the NWS said. Shelton could see another half of rain during the day and at night. Temperatures will be in the upper 40s during the day and the overnight low will be around 40, so snow is not a possibility, the NWS said.

Heavy rain on Christmas Eve

The heavy rain will arrive on Wednesday, Christmas Eve, which is one of the busiest travels days of the year. The NWS said another three-quarters of an inch of rain could fall during the day, accompanied by strong winds, with gusts possible over 25 mph. Temperatures will be in the low 50s.

The rain will continue Wednesday night, with another three-quarters of an inch possible on Christmas Eve, but the rain should stop on Christmas morning around 9 a.m., according to the NWS. Christmas Day temperatures will be in the low 50s.

Temperatures will be high enough throughout New England during the coming days that even far northern parts of the region — such as Vermont and New Hampshire — should see mostly rain and little snow.