We've had a solid preview of winter over the last couple days. The coldest afternoon since April was Monday, wind chills were in the teens & low 20s and it was topped off by snow showers Tuesday. As you read, this snow showers will be ending, if they haven't already. There may still be some icy spots, especially in the northern Champlain Valley, be careful. Snow should be wrapped up by midnight but skies will stay partly to mostly cloudy; lows will be near 23°. High pressure is building in Wednesday leading to a mostly sunny, quiet day. Highs will be a lot closer to normal in the low to mid 40s. If you're traveling anywhere in the northeast, you should be good to go. The messy weather is in the middle of the country. Wednesday night into Thursday, wind will start to pick up a bit, but the night is dry and cool; lows will be in the low to mid 30s. Thanksgiving will be a mostly sunny day but it'll also be plenty windy. Wind from the south will be sustained at 10-15mph with gusts near 25mph. Couple the wind with a decent hit of sun, highs will be dancing around 50°. Happy Thanksgiving! It'll be a much nicer day than what we had last year when we were buried under 8-16" of heavy snow.
Friday, we'll have a cold front knocking on our northwestern door. It'll bring widespread rain by late Friday morning and it'll last much of the afternoon. South winds ahead of it will stay breezy, gusting to near 20mph. The front and rain will quickly push south as the sun goes down but lingering moisture will turn to rain and snow showers through early Saturday morning. Due to limited moisture and the quick speed of the front, we're not expecting much in the way of accumulation but roads may get a bit slick; highs Friday before the front goes by will be warm again in the low 50s. High pressure builds in Saturday leading to clearing by afternoon but it'll be significantly cooler; highs won't get out of the 30s. Sunday and Monday will be partly sunny and quiet with highs around 40°. Another wind and rain maker moves in from our south/southwest on Tuesday. As of now, it looks to be mainly rain, but a slight shift to the east and we may be dealing with some snow. We'll be keeping a close eye, stay tuned!
-Meteorologist Sean Parker
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