The winds will remain strong and temperatures will drop tonight, as many local residents celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by going out on the town.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said to expect winds from 21 to 26 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph, through midnight in Shelton. After that, the winds should begin to lessen but still be noticeable.

The NWS is reporting a wind gust of 44 mph occurred in Stratford at 4:40 p.m. today.


Dropping into low 20s tonight


As of 7:15 p.m. the temperature is 4o degrees in Shelton but it will drop consistently as it gets later, with an overnight low of 21 degrees expected — and wind chills about 10 degrees below that, the NWS said.

In fact, the temperature has dropped about 5 degrees in the past half hour.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high around 36 degrees in Shelton.

The next chance for precipitation is Friday in Shelton, when snow and rain are possible and temperatures will be in the high 20s to high 30s, according to the NWS.

As for St. Patrick’s Day, many Shelton bars appear to be crowded with celebratory patrons — including those downtown along Center Street, Howe Avenue and Coram Avenue. Particularly crowded due to its Irish heritage is Danny O’s Bar and Grille, south of downtown on River Road (Route 110).