Weather: Record-Breaking Warmth (2/1 AM)

Strange Start to February

Good morning!

Likely before you even were out of bed this morning, the high temperature record for Burlington was broken with some unseasonable and frankly, strange, warm weather this first day of February. The previous record high temp for today was 50 degrees set in 1988. As of 7:00 AM, it was 53 degrees in the Queen City. In Rutland, 57 degrees! Average morning low temps for this time of year are in the single digits to near 10 degrees!

Throughout the day, a cold front will move from west to east bringing a few pockets of sprinkle or drizzle with gradually cooling temperatures. The mild start to the day may have you breaking out the short sleeves, but take a jacket with you because it will likely be in the 30s by the time you’re headed home this evening. Also, strong winds from the southwest ahead of the front will gust to near 30 mph through lunchtime. However, as that cold front  comes and goes, winds will become northwest and much lighter.

This afternoon and evening, just a few sporadic mountain flurries remain as high pressure builds in briefly. Tuesday brings plenty of sunshine with morning lows in the 20s and afternoon highs in the 30s.

Active weather returns Tuesday night into Wednesday with a brief period of wintry mix (only minor ice/snow accumulation expected) in the predawn hours. By mid to late morning Wednesday, widespread light to moderate rain will arrive with another round of southerly gusts to near 30 or even 40 mph. Temperature records will again likely be in peril with highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s expected.

For the rest of the work week, slightly cooler and quieter weather settles in. Highs in the mid 30s with 

Have a fantastic day!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Lindquist

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