We had another sunny but chilly day Tuesday with highs only in the 20s & 30s. Remember, average is around 45°! We’ll stay cold overnight into Wednesday morning with lows in the single digits and teens; the coldest spots remain the Northeast Kingdom and the Adirondacks.
Sunshine continues Wednesday and Thursday with warmer highs each day. Wednesday we’ll make it well into the 40s, Thursday we climb back into the 50s! Thursday starts dry but clouds get thicker and showers arrive by late afternoon. They’ll continue overnight through early Friday. It’ll be mainly plain rain in valleys with a mix of rain and snow above 1500′. This time around, rain and snow accumulation will be light so the impact should be minimal. Apart from a few light showers in southern Vermont & New Hampshire, Friday afternoon will trend drier with highs in the 40s & low 50s.
Over the weekend, rain comes back and some of it may come down a little heavy. Saturday during the day expect plain rain with highs nearing 60°. Saturday night & Sunday morning, a cold front drags its heels across the northeast. Expect rain to switch to snow as the front goes by Sunday. The best shot at accumulating snow through early Monday will be over northern New York, northern Vermont & northern New Hampshire. It’s too early to talk totals but it may end up being a few inches.Sunday’s highs fall back into the 40s. Monday afternoon we’re drier but cooler again with highs only in the upper 30s & low 40s. Tuesday, sunshine returns with highs near 50°.
Between now and Saturday, there will be several days with highs well above freezing and a good amount of sun. There will be snowmelt and ice movement on the rivers. Come Saturday, we may throw 1-2″ of rain into the situation and that will likely lead to a flood threat. It’s still too early to say exactly where and how bad the flood threat will be but it’s worth monitoring.
Have a great week!
-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker