Weather: Active start to April (4/2/2018)

Planner for Tuesday April 3 2018

The first few days of April weren’t bad but it was cold and windy at times with snow on Sunday. Monday turned out to be a nice day under lots of sunshine but it stayed a bit chilly; highs only got into the 30s & 40s. Normal is closer to 50°! Monday night, quiet weather continues but clouds will get thicker; lows will be near 30°.

Tuesday, the day starts dry but more clouds arrive through lunch and rain arrives by mid afternoon. There may be some wintry mix too, especially in the Adirondacks, Greens & in eastern Vermont & western New Hampshire. Accumulation of anything icy will be minimal and the impact will be minor, if any. Meanwhile, highs during the day will jump into the 40s. Tuesday night, rain continues and temperatures hold steady or warm as the night goes on. Anything wintry will switch to plain rain but it’ll still be around in the form of off & on showers by the Wednesday morning drive.

Wednesday, after a brief lull in the morning, widespread rain approaches again by lunch. Some of that rain will come down moderate to heavy at times and there may even be a few rumbles of thunder. Highs will get well into the 50s, some may even touch 60°! A cold front will march east by Wednesday evening taking most of the rain with it but temperatures will drop fast and we may squeeze some backside snow out.  We’re looking at about .50-1″ of rain by the end of Wednesday. Coupled with snow melt, rivers will run fast and high again posing a minor river flood threat. If you live near a river, creek or stream, keep an eye on it.

Behind the front, it’s going to get windy Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning. A high wind watch has been issued for most of northern New York & southern Vermont. Southwest/west winds will gust near 50mph leading to some tree damage and power outages. Everywhere else, winds will still gust to 20-40mph.

Thursday will be dry and quiet before another storm brings widespread rain and snow on Friday. Exact amounts of each are still being ironed out but it’s looking like another messy day that starts as snow in the morning and ends as a rain/snow mix Saturday morning.

Have a great week!

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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