Light rain showers will mix with some light snow overnight into Tuesday morning. Don’t expect anything more than a dusting below 1000′. However, those above 1000′ may pick up 1-3″. That’s not enough to cause big problems but if you’re ready for warmth, you may hate seeing it. As temperatures drop and showers taper off, river levels will start to come down. However, some rivers, like the Otter Creek at Center Rutland, won’t be below minor flood stage until Wednesday night. Be prepared for detours and never drive through water, you never know how deep it is. Meanwhile, overnight lows will fall into the 30s with wind chills in the teens and 20s. Strong northwest winds will keep gusting 20-30mph while we’re sleeping.
Tuesday, any lingering showers end early in the morning. Skies will trend partly to mostly sunny with highs near 50° after lunch. Clouds will be more stubborn in the NEK, temps there will only run into the low 40s. The wind will keep cranking 20-30mph during the day but will calm toward the afternoon.
Wednesday will be the nicest day of the week, by a wide margin! High pressure will be right over us providing lots of sun, lighter winds and highs near normal in the mid 50s. Thursday through early next week we’ll have a daily shot at rain with the steadiest/heaviest rain Friday night through Sunday morning. Highs will jump back into the 60s & perhaps low 70s Friday & Saturday. More snow will melt and rivers will rise again, the flood threat will need to be monitored.
Have a great week!
-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker