The Weather Ahead: Cooler, Back To 'Normal'

Synoptic weather patterns are changing where we slowly transition to more typical October weather.
From Meteorologist Steve Glazier:

Wednesday, October 16th will be known as "Hump Day" for its median day of the work week, median day of the month of October, but also the maximum for the week's temperature across northern New England.

A cold front moving across the Great Lakes, Ohio River Valley, and east coast Wednesday and Wednesday night will be the first sign of change to our local weather. This cold front will bring a day of clouds and scattered showers Wednesday ahead of a leading edge of cooler air. A nearly-continuous army of weather fronts will then move through our area Thursday night, Saturday night, again Monday then Wednesday of next week (Oct. 24). With each instance a cooler and cooler punch of air will get drawn into our region.

Along with each weather front will come precipitation. While each storm will differ in size, pace, and moisture, accumulated precipitation will be likely Wednesday night, Thursday night, Sunday, and into early next week. The heavier precip events will be Wed/Thu this week, then lighter events next week.

In fact, the atmosphere will cool enough to support mountain peak snow showers Sunday through Tuesday! A few light precipitation storm systems during this time will paint the mountaintops with a white cap. While snow totals aren't expected to be huge, it may be our first glimpse of the upcoming season.

The first half of October has been unseasonably warm for the Burlington area. Through the first 15 days, Burlington has averaged +6.7 degrees compared to typical October 1-15 temps. The second half of the month will be much closer to average, but still not cold enough to drag Burlington's monthly temp below average.

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