Weather: Light snow Friday, weekend storm (1/17/2019)

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Snowfall forecast as of January 17 2019

Thursday night & Friday, a clipper cruises by. We’ll get another hit of widespread snow that starts in the overnight and ends during the afternoon. Expect 1-3″ in valleys and only a little more in the mountains. The morning drive will likely have some slowdowns but no huge snarls. A cold front eventually drives through later in the day, ahead of that, temps will jump into the 20s & low 30s. Friday night, skies clear and we get cold. Lows will be around 0° by Saturday morning.

Most of Saturday will be cold and quiet with highs in the teens. By 4-7pm, light snow will begin to spread into the northeast. Snow will get heavier (1-2+” per hour) and continue overnight Saturday through at least the first part of Sunday. That’s when the worst of the storm will be, travel will be extremely difficult. Snow will get lighter and taper to showers during the afternoon & evening. There will likely be some subtle movements to the track and we may have to adjust where the 18-24″ zone is but I’m not expecting wholesale changes to snow amounts. The best shot at 2 feet, as of Thursday night, will be in southern Vermont & New Hampshire. Snow will be light and fluffy and easy to move but the wind will be howling and snow will be drifting. Wind chills will be below 0° all day while we’re shoveling and plowing.

Skies will start to partially clear overnight Sunday into Monday. If you’re trying to get a glimpse of the eclipse, please dress warm! Wind chills overnight will be in the 20s & 30s below 0°. Highs Monday afternoon, despite some sun, will be stuck around 0°. It’ll easily be the coldest day of the season.

Stay warm and get ready to move some snow!

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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