Weather: Widespread snow expected Tuesday & Wednesday

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Good afternoon folks! The weather this weekend has been nearly perfect, despite a few colder temperatures. We will continue our quiet weather for at least another day or so, then we are focused on our next winter storm. For the rest of your Sunday night, we are fairly quiet, a few more clouds are expected as a weak disturbance moves across central New York state. This will allow for a few lake effect snow showers to move off of Lake Ontario and stream across the New York State Thruway and a few snow showers could make it into southern Bennington & Windham County(s). With a decent amount of clouds about temperatures will be a tad warmer than Saturday night, in the low teens. Any overnight clouds will give way to plenty of blue skies for Monday, very similar to the past few days. Sunny and afternoon high temperatures in the upper teens and lower 20s.

Quiet and clear skies will linger into Monday night, with clouds moving in early Tuesday morning. Speaking of the weather on Tuesday morning, it will be downright cold! Most locations will start the day off below zero degrees. Clouds will fill right back in during the morning hours, and the start time of the snow should be around 3pm from Massena, NY to Keene, NH, and by 8pm we will see widespread moderate snow and pockets of sleet as well. This winter storm has prompted a ‘Winter Storm Warning’ and a ‘Winter Storm Watch’, that goes into effect Tuesday afternoon, and expires Wednesday afternoon.   

Expect a slow drive home Tuesday night, and if you can it’s best to stay off the roads during the overnight hours. With winds capable of gusting to 35mph, we are expecting VERY low driving visibility. Additionally, With moderate to heavy snowfall rates during the overnight hours, roads will quickly become snow covered, even after just being treated. Heading into Wednesday morning the snowfall will become less intense, but, there will still be plenty to clean up. Once again, expect travel delays on Wednesday morning. As our storm departs to the east, a trailing low-pressure system will move in and provide us with scattered light snow during the afternoon hours on Wednesday. 

Come Thursday we are fairly quiet, outside of a few ‘bonus’ upslope snow showers across western facing mountains. Temperatures will return to near normal in the low 30s. Most of the highest amounts of snow will fall to the northwest of the Champlain Valley, generally 12+”, with much of Vermont seeing 8-12″. That being said we are still keeping a close eye on the sleet/snow line, as that has been more challenging to forecast. On the lower side where they will see some sleet in southern Vermont, and the Upper Valley snow totals will generally be 4-8″.

The second half of the work week we are going back downhill with the forecast. Our next winter storm looks to pack a bit of warmer air, allowing for a mix Friday, then turning to rain on Saturday. We will have more on that later this week. For now, the main focus is on Tuesday & Wednesday. 

Tonight: Clouds are about, a few minor snow flurries across the New York State Thruway. A few may linger into southern Bennington & Windham County(s). Overnight low, upper single digits and low teens. Wind: North 5-10mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, and chilly once again. Afternoon high, upper teens to 20°. Wind: North 10mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, and coldOvernightht low on either side of 0°. Wind: North 3-5mph.

Tuesday: Becoming cloudy, widespread snow arrives during the early to middle part of the afternoon, and intensifies during the evening hours. Afternoon high, the middle 20s. Wind: Southeast 10-15mph.

Wednesday: Clouds along with periods of light snow wrapping up. Storm totals are in the range of 8-12+” north and 4-8″ south (that does include areas of sleet). Afternoon high, low 30s. Wind: North 10-15mph, Gust: 25-30mph. 

Have a great night!
-SkyTracker Meteorologist Torrance Gaucher

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