Weather: Mild Now, Wind & Cold Later (3/20/2017)

I hope everyone enjoyed the first afternoon of spring. Complaints were hard to come by, except for maybe those who want more snow. Since Saturday there's been lots of sun and highs around 40-50°.

Overnight into Tuesday, a batch of rain and snow showers will sink south over the North Country. They'll be around during the morning drive but aren't expected to be much of a bother. The more south you go, your night is dry and we'll start Tuesday dry. Meanwhile, lows will stay mild only dropping to into the 20s to near 30°.

Tuesday, we'll have off & on rain/snow showers around during the day. It'll be one of those scenarios where it's not raining/snowing all day and not everyone will see it. Daytime snow accumulation, if any, will be light. Meanwhile, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy while highs stay close to average in the low 40s. Tuesday night, a strong cold front will pass by. Snow showers and perhaps a snow squall will be moving along it through early Wednesday morning. Snow accumulation will be minor, perhaps a dusting to a couple inches with slightly higher amounts in the mountains.

What you'll notice most about this front is the cold air that spills in behind it. We're going from the 40s Tuesday afternoon to around 10° Wednesday morning; the wind will make it feel much colder. Wednesday afternoon will be mainly dry in valleys but snow showers will linger over the northern peaks. High temperatures will be struggling, we'll only get into the upper teens & low 20s. Cold air hangs around for another day on Thursday. Despite sunny skies, highs will stay stuck in the 20s to near 30°.

Friday, we'll warm back into the middle 40s but we're getting unsettled again starting Friday night. There's some uncertainty heading into the weekend with another area of disturbed weather. Will it be rain or snow? As of now, signs continue to point toward a warmer system that delivers more rain than anything else. There's a solid chance things start as some mixing Friday night but after that it looks like what falls will be plain rain. A couple fronts will be dancing around the northeast Saturday and Sunday. As obvious as it sounds, depending where the fronts are will dictate what kind of precipitation you see. For now, bank on spotty rain & snow showers Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Highs will be in the 30s & 40s all 3 days with Saturday being the warmest day.

Have a great week!

-Meteorologist Sean Parker

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