Weather: Plenty of forecast ups and downs (2/4 AM)

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Monday February 4th

Good morning!

It’s a roller coaster ride this week with big swings in daily temperatures and a wide variety of precip types. Buckle up and read on!

Monday – Light, spotty rain and freezing drizzle continues through the morning, tapering off into the afternoon under an overcast sky. Roads are at best wet with slush on the shoulder (watch for potholes masquerading as puddles) and at worst, icy and slick. There may also be some patchy fog. A south breeze of around 10 mph should help mitigate the worst of the fog development, however. The temp crawls along through the 30s into the 40s this afternoon, even near 50° along the Massachusetts border.

Monday Night – Following Sunday night’s warm front, a cold front associated with the same parent low swings through. Out ahead of it, it rains once again. But temps only dip off into the mid and upper 30s, so it’ll be largely plain rain – as opposed to freezing. As little as a trace to a few hundredths of an inch east of the Green Mountains falls, up to around 0.2-0.4″ from the Champlain Valley across Northern New York.

Tuesday – Rain wraps up, and transitions to upslope mountain snow showers throughout the day with a dusting to around 0.5″ possible. For that transition, you know we need dropping temps. We’ll briefly jump into the low 40s in the morning, before falling into the 20s by the evening.

Tuesday Night – The plummet continues! By daybreak on Wednesday, we wake up to a mix of sun and clouds, but a chilly morning temp in the teens and single digits.

Wednesday – It’s a quiet one! Clouds gradually increase as the temp reaches the seasonable mid and upper 20s. Late week, we’ll get round number two of freezing rain and sleet with big temp swings taking us into the weekend.

Have a phenomenal day! Drive safely!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault

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