SNOW IS FALLING IN SHELTON: Expect a messy commute home

UPDATE 1:45 P.M. FRIDAY: Snow intensity is picking and it is beginning to stick to the ground.

UPDATE 1 P.M. FRIDAY: Snow has started falling in Shelton. From 2 to 5 inches is expected to accumulate by 1 a.m., which is a reduction of an 1 inch on the upside from earlier.

Snow should start after 12 o’clock noon today in Shelton, although the heaviest snow is likely to fall in the early to mid-evening.

The latest National Weather Service (NWS) prediction for Shelton is 2 to 5 inches will accumulate in the city, with the snow ending by midnight.

The snow should impact the drive home from work on Friday.

The NWS has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for southern Connecticut, including Fairfield and New Haven counties, in effect through 2 a.m. on Saturday. Expect “hazardous travel conditions due to reduced visibilities and slippery roads,” the NWS said.

The Winter Weather Advisory for the greater New York City area predicts up to 5 inches for the larger metro region.

Temperature to drop

As of 2 p.m. Friday, it is 29 degrees in Shelton and the temperature is expected to continue dropping into the night. From 1 to 2 inches of snow could fall during daylight hours.

In the evening, another 1 to 3 inches could come down in Shelton before the storm ends around midnight. The overnight low will be around 24 degrees.

The storm track is south on Connecticut, so the northern part of the state should get the least amount of snow. Parts of western Pennsylvania are expected to get the most snow.

Weekend and week ahead

The NWS forecast for Shelton in the coming days:

Saturday should be mostly cloudy, with a high near 42 and an overnight low around 25.

Sunday should be mostly sunny, with a high of 34 with a nighttime low of 19.

Next week, temperatures will gradually increase, with a high in the mid-50s by Thursday, when rain is expected.