Quiet weather takes us through most of the last day of the year, with increasing clouds and a top temp in the mid to upper 30s. Light south wind 5-10 mph. By 5-7 PM, trouble begins. Winter Weather Advisories have been posted across much of our region, as a mix of snow, rain, freezing rain and sleet arrives just in time to ring in the New Year. That swath of showers will spread from southwest to northeast, with quick bursts of heavy, wet snow initially throughout the Adirondacks and from the western slope of the Green Mountains into eastern Vermont and New Hampshire.
These same areas may see some freezing rain by midnight, with an icy glaze up to around 0.10″. Then, throughout the day on Tuesday, as the temperature plummets, an additional dusting to around 1″ of drier, more powdery snow puts a bow on this latest blast of wintry weather. In the Champlain Valley, it’s mostly rain on tap tonight, but some slush is possible on the roads – they just won’t’ end up as icy and slick as the rest of our region. A flash freeze is possible late Tuesday, however.
The temp tomorrow will drop from the 30s or near 40 degrees in the morning, down to the teens and single digits overnight. Then, it rebounds into the teens Wednesday afternoon under a sunny sky, before falling again Wednesday night. Brr!
Have a safe and happy celebration!
-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault