The Northeast Kingdom has really taken the biggest hit from this storm thus far. Walden, Vt. takes the jackpot, already picking up 15″ of snow! If you’re wondering where the snow is for your community, hang tight… it’s on the way!
Let’s walk through the timeline on what to expect for the rest of tonight and through the weekend!
Friday Afternoon: Heavier bands of snow are rotating in from the North Country of New Hampshire. This should bring the NEK another burst of heavy snow through the afternoon, as the center of low pressure swirls just off the coast of the Gulf of Maine. Some locations especially in the Champlain Valley have seen a mix of snowflakes and rain throughout the day. That will transition to all snow towards the dinnertime hours.
Friday Night: Any left over rain, changes over to snow, accumulating quickly especially in the higher elevations. As the low pressure sneaks on by, the wind will pick up out of the northwest between 10-20 mph, gusting to 40 mph and temperatures fall overnight into the upper teens and low 20’s.
Saturday: Your driveway will need another pass with the snowblower or shovel by morning. Thankfully with the colder temperatures overnight the snow will be lighter and powdery, rather than heavy and wet, meaning easier to clean up. Snow will taper off by noontime, and we may sneak in a few peaks of blue sky by the afternoon as temperatures climb into the low 30’s
Sunday: While Saturday will feel like winter, Sunday is more spring like with temperatures in the 40’s. Mr. Sunshine will be with us through the morning, but some pesky clouds will fill by the afternoon as a quick moving front slides in Sunday night into Monday morning, bringing another batch of rain and snow showers.
Have a wonderful weekend.
–Skytracker Meteorologist Haley Bouley