Weather: Icy Overnight (12/26/2016)

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Weather Advisories December 26 2016

The wind Monday afternoon & evening was intense, gusting near 55-61mph in northwest Vermont & northern New York. There have been many reports of downed trees & power lines, be careful driving overnight. The wind will calm down, especially after 10pm but we’re still looking at periodic gusts of 20-40mph at times. There is a lot of debris, be careful. Adding to that, widespread rain, sleet and freezing rain is crossing the area. Whether you’re in a freezing rain advisory (see map above) or not, roads will be icy and/or wet through early Tuesday. Temperatures will rise above freezing in most spots through daybreak but pavement temperatures will have a hard time recovering. The worst of the icing will be in the St. Lawrence Valley and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont where .10″-.25″ of ice accumulation is possible.

Tuesday morning, leftover mainly plain cold rain will be around but quickly move east as the morning goes on. We should have a window of mainly dry weather through early afternoon but temperatures will fall after breakfast. The warmest part of the day will be in the morning with temperatures running around 40° but after that we’ll be falling into the 30s through the afternoon. A weak disturbance will drop south Tuesday evening through early Wednesday giving us a shot at some light snow showers. We’re not expecting much, if any, snow accumulation. After a small hit of light snow Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon will be partly sunny and dry with highs in the low to mid 30s.

Thursday & Friday is our next shot at perhaps several inches of accumulating snow. A low will be traveling up the east coast and move into the New England. It’s exact track and how it might team up with another low will dictate how much snow we get. At this point it appears safe to say we’ll have accumulating snow, especially Thursday night, just how much is what we’ll be hashing out over the next couple days.

Enjoy your week!

-Meteorologist Sean Parker

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