Weather: Still cold, but better (1/31/2019)

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Thursday night, wind chill values will still fall into the teens and 20s below 0°. The coldest readings will be away from the Champlain Valley where a wind chill advisory is in place. It’s the type of air that gives you frostbite in 30 minutes or less. In terms of snow, there isn’t much leftover but you may find another 1-3″ downwind of Lake Ontario in New York. The big snow will be found closer to Watertown, NY. Around home, I don’t foresee any big issues for the Friday morning commute.

Friday should be pretty quiet with a little more sun and a little less wind. That doesn’t mean it’ll be warm though, highs will be in the low to mid-teens. Saturday, we get a quick moving system to bring widespread light snow. This one won’t be a biggie, around 4″ for the mountains, with an inch or two in the valleys. We will get a little warmer with highs in the low 20s.

Sunday, we’ll be between systems. Most of the day should be dry and mostly cloudy with highs nearing 30°. Sunday night through Monday, a warmer system arrives. It’ll start as a wintry mix of sleet and snow Sunday night then transition to plain rain showers from mountain top to valley floor through the day Monday. Monday’s early commute will likely be a little icy. A train of disturbances will bring unsettled weather through the middle of next week with a daily hit of rain/snow showers. None of the days appear to be total wash/snow outs. Highs will get into the 30s & 40s, our snowpack will take a hit. It won’t completely disappear but we’ll likely lose several inches. Combine the snowmelt with rainfall and ice movement, rivers will have to be watched for flooding.

The weekend is almost here!

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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