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The first day of spring on Friday in Shelton will bring a snowstorm, with 2 to 6 inches possible in the afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of southern Connecticut, including Fairfield and New Haven counties.

The snow is likely to create problems with the evening commute in Shelton, and could impact the morning commute in other parts of the New York City metro area, where the storm will arrive earlier.


When will the snow begin?


In Shelton, the snow is expected to begin slightly past 12 o’clock noon on Friday, the NWS said. The temperature will be right around the freezing mark (32 degrees) at the time. From 1 to 3 inches of snow could accumulate during daylight hours, the NWS said.

In the evening, the snow should continue until about midnight, with another 1 to 3 inches of snow possible. The overnight low will be about 25 degrees in Shelton.


When will the snow end?


The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 2 a.m. Saturday. Issued for much of the metro New York City area, it is calling for 2 to 4 inches in the wider geographic region, “with locally higher amounts.”

There is a slight chance of snow on Saturday morning, and then rain in the afternoon and evening, the NWS said. Temperatures on Saturday should reach into the 40s.

Sunday in Shelton will be mostly sunny, with a high around 38 degrees.