The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting rain, sleet and possibly some snow accumulation starting Saturday afternoon.
Due to the nature of the storm, forecast predictions are murky as to the type of precipitation coming to specific areas, but amounts are expected to be heavy across Connecticut.
“A strengthening coastal low is expected to impact the area Saturday through early Sunday with widespread significant precipitation,” the NWS warns in a Hazardous Weather Outlook. “Right now, the precipitation is forecast to be mainly rain at the coast and a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain inland.”
As the storm tracks, there is a possibility it will produce “significant snowfall accumulations” further inland, however, “There is still quite a bit of uncertainty for this event,” the NWS says. “Variations in track and magnitude as well as timing will lead to changes in precipitation amounts and type.”
Shelton’s Weekend Forecast
Friday night: A chance of snow, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Saturday: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 2pm. High near 37. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: Rain before 10pm, then rain and snow between 10pm and 4am, then snow and freezing rain after 4am. Low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday: A chance of snow before 10am, then a chance of rain and snow between 10am and 1pm, then a chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 40%.