Weather Service: Ice-jam flooding possible in Shelton in coming days

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of possible flooding from ice jams due to melting snow, rain and mild temperatures.

Due to these conditions, the NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for tonight and Wednesday for much of southern Connecticut, including Fairfield and New Haven counties.

Ice will continue to break up and move in waterways, the NWS said, and this “will cause possible ice jams with localized flooding. Ice jam flooding is unpredictable and sudden.”

The NWS recommended that “those with interests along rivers and streams” should monitor weather forecasts for updates.

The NWS statement also said similar ice-jam flooding is possible through early next week in the region.

Will cool off slightly

While today’s high will reach the low 50s in Shelton, daytime temperatures for the rest of the week should only be in the mid to high 30s.

Snow is possible on Friday morning in Shelton, followed by combined snow and rain on Friday afternoon and evening, according to the NWS.

The weekend should be dry with temperatures in the 30s and 40s in Shelton.