Rain will continue off and on for most of Tuesday night. You will have dry periods but they will likely be short lived. Luckily, temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 30s as the night goes on and hang there through Wednesday morning. This will help greatly limit any additional icing. Still, if you're driving late, be careful, roads are still slippery. Plain cold rain and clouds will continue through the day Wednesday, especially in the morning. Some drying, especially the more west you are, is possible by late morning. Meanwhile, showers continue across eastern Vermont & New Hampshire. Highs for most will be in the upper 30s & low to mid 40s. Icing isn't much of a worry with temperatures staying well above freezing most of the day. Wednesday night into Thursday, another surge of rain will move in. Initially it'll be plain rain but deeper into the night, as cold air wraps around, snow will mix in. It'll start in the mountains of northern New York before spreading east and dropping in elevation Thursday morning. Off and on rain and snow showers will be around for most of Thursday. A lot of it happens across the central and northern parts of the area. Spotty rain and snow showers will still be found as you head into southern Vermont & New Hampshire, just not as much. Precipitation will end early Friday morning. Here's what we're thinking for snow: Valleys & lower elevations: Dusting-1", 1000'-2000': 1-4", 2000'+: 4-8". It's quite possible Burlington gets it's first inch of the season but this will be a tricky, elevation dependent snow. One thing is looking more and more certain, Mother Nature will be helping the snow guns out!
High pressure will shut off the mess through early Friday morning. It'll set the stage for a beautiful stretch of weather Friday afternoon through Tuesday of next week. Expect lots of sun with highs in the low to mid 40s, lows will be in the low 30s. Do I need to remind you of our averages? High: 39° / Low: 25°. We won't be setting any records but it'll be very nice, especially once you remember what month it is. On a side note, are you running in the Santa 5k this Sunday? I hope you are! I'll be the emcee, the weather will be nice and there will be a bunch of Santas running 3.1miles for charity. More info here: http://www.takumta.org/event/5th-annual-rira-santa-5k/
Enjoy & be safe!
-Meteorologist Sean Parker
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