Weather: Quiet Thursday, Winter Friday (3/29/2017)

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Winter Storm Watch March 31 and April 1 2017

I hope you were able to enjoy Wednesday. The weather was “meh” at best. Skies were still pretty cloudy and there were isolated rain, sleet & snow showers around. Any leftover messiness will be ending as the night goes on and skies will be clearing. Lows by Thursday morning will dance on either side of 30°. High pressure is settling in for Thursday. If you like sunshine and seasonable highs, that’s good news for you. Thursday will be a bright day with highs in the low to mid 40s. Thursday night, things start to change. We’ll get cloudier but much of the night is dry with lows in the upper 20s.

Friday morning, snow approaches and spreads across the entire northeast mainly after the morning drive. Snow will initially be light but as the day goes on there will be periodic bursts of snow, especially in central & southern Vermont/New Hampshire. Also as the day goes on rain will mix into the lower elevations of western Vermont & northern New York. Meanwhile, snow continues over the higher terrain of northern New York, central & southern Vermont & New Hampshire through Saturday. This will be a wet snow with weight to it. Roads will be slushy, visibility will be low at times and the lights will likely go out for some.

A winter storm watch has been issued for central & southern Vermont & New Hampshire starting Friday morning. A widespread 6-10″ is possible in the watch area. Almost everywhere else is in line for 3-6″, some rain mixing into the Champlain Valley will keep snow totals on the lower end of the range there. The St. Lawrence Valley will also see lesser amounts in the 1-3″ range

We are expecting rain and snow showers to continue overnight into Saturday morning. Spotty rain will continue during at least the first half of Saturday before ending by Saturday night. This shouldn’t keep you from coming out and joining us for Walk MS: Burlington 2017. Bring a pair of gloves, rain coat and boots and you’ll be good to go! Just know that the weather will be a little raw. A bunch of us from the station will be out there walking for a great cause, say hello!

We’ll salvage decent days Sunday & Monday; expect more sunshine and highs in the middle & upper 40s. Tuesday, another storm gives us another shot at rain.

Have a great week!

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