WEATHER WARNING: Icy roads late tonight are a big concern

The snow should begin around 4 p.m. today in Shelton, with 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible during the early evening and another 1 to 3 inches during overnight hours.

The snow will begin mixing with sleet, freezing rain, and rain at times, then turn to all rain before the precipitation ends about 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Freezing rain is a concern

The freezing rain is likely to leave a coating of ice on ground surfaces — including on roads — during the course of Tuesday night in Shelton. “Snow-covered surfaces coated with ice will make traveling difficult at times,” the NWS warned.

The NWS has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 3 p.m. Tuesday to Wednesday morning for Shelton and all of Connecticut, with icy roads being more of a concern for towns not directly on the coast, such as Shelton.

Ice on roads also could be a problem during the Wednesday morning commute in certain locations, depending on temperature in specific towns.

Rising temperatures

As of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, it’s 26 degrees in Shelton. Temperatures will continue to rise through the night, and could reach a high of 41 degrees during the day on Wednesday in Shelton, the NWS said.

More snow is likely on Thursday in Shelton, especially in the morning, when another 2 to 4 inches could fall , according to the NWS.

The good news is the weekend. Saturday and Sunday look nice, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to high 30s.