Skies stay mostly cloudy tonight with lows ranging from the upper 30s to mid 40s. Tuesday is also mostly cloudy with highs in the 40s.
Things get interesting on Wednesday, as a Nor'Easter moves up the coast. And with highs in the 30s, most of the precipitation it brings will start as snow. Precipitation will arrive from south to north. In Southern Vermont and the Upper Valley, that means snow will break out around lunch time (perhaps mixed with a touch of rain), with an afternoon arrival for all points north of there. The snow will be heaviest from late Wednesday afternoon through the overnight hours. Snow will end early on Thanksgiving- last in Northern Vermont.
This storm will no doubt impact holiday travel, not just locally but all over the Northeast. If at all possible, avoid travel from late Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night during the peak of the storm. In terms of how much snow to expect, it's still a little early. Any change in the storm's track will impact the forecast, but for now I'm expecting 0-2" in Northern New York, the Champlain Valley, and Northwest Vermont. More like 2-4" is currently expected in Central and Northeast Vermont, with more like 4-8"+ in Southern Vermont and parts of New Hampshire. Stay tuned for changes as we get closer.
After the snow ends early on Thanksgiving skies will partially clear and highs will be in the 30s.
Friday is colder for shoppers- lows in the teens and 20s. Highs only in the 20s to near 30. A stray flurry may still be around.
We stay cold into next weekend.
-Meteorologist Michael Page