Weather: Cold, Windy, and Festive Flurries (12/8/16) AM


Good morning folks, it’s going to be a COLD day! Cold arctic air is funneling down south because of a strong northwest flow, wind gust could reach up to 25mph. Kicking off our weekend we are still dealing with mostly cloudy skies, and a few snow showers. If you are heading out today to help us feed a family at Healthy Living in South Burlington make sure to bundle on up, wind chill will make the temperature feel like the middle teens! Remember not to leave your pets outside, they are vulnerable to the extreme cold. 

Friday night we are partly to mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers, another dusting to an inch or two possible. Areas across the Northeast Kingdom, central Vermont, and northern New York (south of route 11), would be areas seeing that additional 1-2″ of snow. The Champlain Valley will see festive flurries with little to no accumulation, highest totals are expected across the highest peaks of the Adirondack and Green Mountains. Also Friday night we are talking cold overnight lows in the single digits to the mid teens, and with a persistent northwest flow a “feel like” temperature flirting near 0° isn’t out of the question.

This weekend a ridge of high pressure will over take the region, leading to an end of the snow showers. The area of high pressure will allow for some clearing, giving way to a mix of sun and clouds. While the sun will be out at time it will still be very chilly! On Saturday daytime highs struggle to hit the low and mid 20s, almost 10-15 degrees below average. Partial clear skies on Saturday night will allow us to cool down once again to the low teens and low single digits, make sure all pets are inside! Sunday we are a few degrees warmer, yet still cold! Expect partly sunny skies and a high in the mid to upper 20s.

As for this coming Monday, models are slowly coming into line together. Timing has our next system impacting early Monday, just in time for the ride to work and school. What we still need to iron out is if the storm will stay all snow or be a mix of snow and rain. 

Have a great day! 

-SkyTracker Meteorologist Torrance Gaucher 

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