SNOW TOTAL UPDATE: There's 7.5 inches on ground in Shelton

UPDATE: As of 12:45 p.m. Thursday in Shelton, almost 7.5 inches has fallen on the ground. This means the city has gotten about 4 inches of snow in the past three hours or so.

However, the snow is switching to mixed precipitation, with mostly freezing rain at this point.

Forecasters are predicting the city could get a foot of snow from this storm, which should continue through early Friday.

The snow will mix with sleet, freezing rain, and rain at times.

EARLIER ARTICLE: Snow is now coming down at a much faster rate in Shelton. The wind-blown snow is making driving and walking a challenge.

As of 10 a.m., almost 3 inches of snow has now accumulated in Shelton — and the amount on the ground should significantly increase in the next few hours.

The National Weather Service has said snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour are possible in the mid to late morning.

Total accumulation could be a foot or more, plus a coating of ice. The storm also will bring sleet, freezing rain, and rain to the area before ending on early Friday morning.