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Winter to Return to Shelton Wednesday

Call it Mother Nature’s rude reminder that the first day of spring isn’t until March 20.

If you’re thinking we’re , you’re sadly mistaken: A winter weather advisory has been issued for Wednesday through Thursday morning for Fairfield and New Haven counties.

According to the National Weather Service the region will get anywhere from 1 to 5 inches of snow, mixed with rain, with inland towns getting higher accumulations. In addition it will be colder, with temperatures dropping into the high 20s/low 30s on Wednesday night. What’s more there will be wind gusts of up to 20 miles an hour Wednesday into Thursday.

“Snow is currently expected to overspread Southern New England Wednesday afternoon and transition to a wintry mix Wednesday evening,” the National Weather Service said in an 11:35 a.m. Tuesday update. “The heaviest precipitation should occur from late Wednesday into Thursday morning. It is possible for colder temperatures to linger longer than currently forecast, resulting in less mixed precipitation and more snow.”

Inland towns will see more snow than rain, the weather service predicts. The mess “could” impact the Wednesday evening commute and “should” impact the Thursday morning commute, it said.

Call it Mother Nature’s rude reminder that the first day of spring isn’t until March 20.

Here is the National Weather Service’s forecast for , as of 4 p.m. Tuesday:

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 27. North wind between 4 and 7 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday: A chance of rain and snow before 1pm, then rain likely between 1pm and 3pm, then rain and snow after 3pm. High near 38. East wind between 3 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday Night: Rain and sleet. Low around 31. East wind between 9 and 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday: A chance of rain and sleet before 7am, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 44. North wind between 5 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. North wind around 7 mph.

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