Weather: ‘March Madness’ continues with a third Nor’easter on its way (3/12 AM)

Monday March 12th

Good morning! 

A glancing blow from another coastal storm riding up the Eastern Seaboard gives that snow pack a boost heading into St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Before the flakes fly, however, enjoy some quieter weather on Monday with peeks of blue sky possible.

It’s a mostly cloudy morning that becomes a partly sunny afternoon. The temp inches into the mid and upper 30s, nearing 40 degrees in broad valleys with a light southeast wind.

Tonight, clouds increase with a low around 30°, all as our next Nor’easter is born off the coast of the Carolinas. It zips north by Tuesday morning, churning to the east of Cape Cod by Tuesday afternoon, spreading our region with light to moderate snow.

By Tuesday night, 1-4″ falls in the St. Lawrence and Champlain Valleys, 4-8″ through northern and central Vermont and 8-14+” in southern Vermont, along the spine of the Green Mountains, over Adirondack Peaks and throughout the entirety of the Granite State. Low to mid 30s Tuesday afternoon with a north northeast wind of 5-15 mph.

Though this storm will be more of a close shave than a direct blow like the last one, this one also gets absorbed by an upper level trough and just sits near the Gulf of Maine and Canadian Maritimes Wednesday and Thursday. This keeps waves of light to moderate snow rotating through the North Country, with a storm total of 6″ to even 18″ by Thursday night. This comes at a manageable pace, however, and a lot of snow through larger valleys will melt almost as quickly as it falls. It’s also a dry, fluffy snow, as opposed to some of the wetter snows we’ve dealt with lately – easier on the back (and the mind as we combat Spring Fever, too)

Have a great week!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault

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