Put it on the board, Saturday was the coldest day in over 8 months, officially. Burlington’s afternoon high peaked at 24° at 3:10pm. The last time Burlington failed to hit 30° at anytime during a day was April 4, nearly 250 days ago! Saturday night plans continue cold with lows dropping into the single digits and low to mid teens. The coldest spots will be in the Adirondacks & Northeast Kingdom. The saving grace here, if there was going to be one, is that it’s not nearly as windy. There will also be a few snow showers around reducing visibility and lightly coating roads & cars. Be careful.
Most of Sunday will be quiet. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with a stray snow shower here or there. Highs will stay cold, only reaching the low to mid 20s. Late Sunday is when things start to get messy. Expect widespread snow to blanket the entire northeast overnight into Monday. This will very likely lead to slow moving traffic Monday morning. You can expect a dusting to 3″ on the ground by 6am. Highest amounts will be in southern Vermont because the snow will be there first. Snow will continue through lunch and gradually become more spotty by the end of the day. However, some light sleet or freezing rain will mix in by the evening. Roads will stay slippery through the nighttime rush. All told, we’re looking at a widespread 4-6″ snowfall. Jackpot totals of 6-8″ will be in southern Vermont & central New Hampshire, including the Upper Valley. There will be slightly less in the Champlain Valley, generally about 2-4″ but it’s important to not get hung up on totals. This snow will be falling heaviest & steadiest everywhere late Sunday through the morning drive Monday; timing is everything.
We’ll stay rather unsettled with daily light snow showers Tuesday through Thursday. Expect only minor accumulation with those hits of snow. Highs will be in the 20s & low 30s Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday, we get an arctic cold front to blast through the area; it’ll live up to its name. Highs Thursday won’t touch the 20s, overnight lows by Friday morning will be around -5° to 5°. Friday will be sunny but highs won’t get much above 15°. And you thought it was cold now……
Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂
-Meteorologist Sean Parker