Shelton, say hello to the 50s on Tuesday ... but snow on Wednesday

Temperatures could reach into the low 50s in Shelton on Tuesday, a reminder that the official start of spring is only slightly more than a week away.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny, but then the weather will quickly get wetter and colder, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

On Wednesday, the precipitation should start as snow in the early morning, then turn to rain in the mid-morning, and then back to snow at night, the NWS said.

It doesn’t appear Shelton will pick up a lot of snow from this system, with perhaps an inch possible during the course of the entire day and evening.

Dropping into the teens at night

The temperature on Wednesday in Shelton should begin in the low 30s and rise into the low 40s, but then dip to about 18 degrees at night, the NWS said.

Thursday should bring more snow showers in the morning, with a high of only 27 degrees.

Lots of snow in surrounding states

While Connecticut may not get a lot of snow, a Winter Storm Watch has been issued by the NWS for western and central Massachusetts on early Wednesday to early Thursday. That area could pick up 7 inches of snow, mixing with sleet and freezing rain.

Similar Winter Storm Watches have been issued for parts of upstate New York.

And northern New England and parts of New York state near the Canadian border could get up to 20 inches of snow during this period, according to the NWS.