Weather: Brutal cold and wind (1/5/2018)

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Wind Chill Warning January 5 and 6 2018

Friday night through Sunday morning, the cold and wind will be painful. We’re looking at widespread wind chills of -25 to -45° with colder chills on mountain summits and the Northeast Kingdom. Plain and simple, if you’ve been looking for a lazy weekend, this is the one. It’s just not safe to risk prolonged exposure to cold and wind like this. Light snow showers remain possible in northern Vermont through midday Saturday, additional accumulation will be light. That said, snow will be blowing around everywhere behind northwest winds gusting 20-30mph leading to areas of low visibility and snow covered roads.

The wind gets somewhat lighter on Sunday and highs get back into the teens. It’ll still be plenty cold, but not as harsh as Friday & Saturday. If you’re hoping for highs back close to the 30s, you’re in luck early next week but it does come with another round of light snow. Snow showers start Sunday night and last much of Monday before tapering Tuesday. At this point, accumulation away from mountain tops will be light but driving will be slick at times. Wednesday is trending dry and Thursday is trending warm! Thursday’s highs get close to the low 40s but, it comes with a bit of a mess. Expect widespread rain and snow showers Thursday and Friday.

I hope you’re staying warm!

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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