Weather: Rain and snow arrive Friday evening (4/5 AM)

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Rain and snow arrive Friday evening

Good morning! Happy Friday!

Despite a quiet start to the day, even with some sunshine, clouds roll in bringing a messy rain and slushy snow mix this evening. Let’s break it down…

Friday – The temp starts out chilly in the 20s or even teens Friday morning under a clear sky. And it’s finally calm, too. Any bright sunshine we might find, however, gets obscured after midday by increasing clouds from southwest to northeast as a warm front approaches out of the Ohio River Valley. Despite those clouds trickling back in, the temp will rebound into the upper 30s or low 40s with a lighter south wind of 5-15 mph. By 4-6 PM, those clouds will start spitting at us.

Friday Night – A messy rain and/or snow mix arrives just in time for the evening drive home, or your Friday night dinner plans. Broad valleys will start with rain, then pick up a slushy coating on grassy surfaces overnight before switching back to rain early Saturday. Above 1000′, a rain/snow mix will leave 1-3″ of wet snow piling up, before another melting stretch kicks off this weekend. Low temp tonight, mid 30s.

Saturday – Any early showers wrap up by sunrise, though clouds may linger into the afternoon. Some breaks of blue should be expected, but we won’t clear the sky entirely of clouds. It’ll be warmer, so that new snow will disappear, reaching into the upper 40s or low 50s. West wind 5-15 mph.

Sunday – Morning sunshine again gets taken over by increasing clouds. The temp still makes it into the low to mid 50s, however, making for a fairly nice day with a light north wind.

Monday – Here comes our next round of wet weather! While the finer details are still a bit fuzzy, the day will likely start out with a messy wintry mix very briefly, before precip changes entirely over to rain. Rain might be steady or even heavy at times on Monday, meaning local officials will be monitoring area waterways quite closely, especially that existing ice jam on the Missisquoi in northwestern Vermont. The temp hits about 50°, with showers tapering into Tuesday.

TGIF! Have an awesome day and an even better weekend!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault

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