Good morning! Happy hump day!
Just when you thought it wouldn't get any colder, Wednesday ushers in some pretty chilly temps! At least it's a quiet day. Thursday into Friday, however, messy, wintry weather returns.
Wednesday is partly sunny with a high temp in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. Northwest wind, 5-15 mph. The only exception is ongoing, scattered flurries across the Green Mountains and Northeast Kingdom during the morning. Tonight, it starts out mostly clear with clouds increasing by Thursday morning as an approaching warm front inches closer. Lows, upper teens in the Adirondacks to mid and upper 20s elsewhere.
Thursday afternoon, showers move in from the south. Broader valleys see all rain with this event, while the Adirondacks, Green Mountains and eastern Vermont may initially see a rain/snow mix, before precipitation changes to all rain Thursday night. Taller peaks, above 2500', will be the only exception to this, with snow likely continuing there, dumping 6" to around one foot. There may be a narrow window of freezing rain or sleet for mid slope areas of the mountains or eastern Vermont, but with warmer air surging north, any travel impacts should be minimal.
On Friday, rain showers wind down as moisture becomes increasingly limited. A few upslope snow showers are possible late Friday, but most (away from Lake Champlain) end up with a meager dusting to 2-3".
Saturday, yet another low pressure system rolls through the northeast; this time, passing to our north. Being in the warm sector of this low means all rain, excepts for summits. Showers should be relatively light. Drier weather is expected for Sunday and Halloween; high temps near 50 degrees.
Have a fabulous day!
-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Lindquist
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