Weather: Snow, cold, wind and Thanksgiving (11/19/2018)

Planner for Tuesday November 20 2018

I hope you had a great Monday! Monday night, light snow will spread over the northeast, especially central/southern Vermont & New Hampshire. It’ll be chilly enough to keep it mainly snow overnight, lows will be in the 20s. Snow will continue over the entire area through early afternoon. Some light rain may mix in after lunch but not enough to soak us or greatly impact snow totals. By Tuesday evening, expect a dusting to an inch in northern New York 1-3″ in northern Vermont and 3-6″ in central/southern Vermont & New Hampshire.

Wednesday, it won’t be snowing everywhere or all the time but scattered snow showers and even a few squalls will be around. Snow squalls are quick bursts of snow that drop visibility and cover roads, those under the squalls will get less than 3″. The best chance for them will be in the afternoon, if you leave in the morning you will probably make it out in time. If you’ve got people coming into town and are expecting them during the afternoon, it’ll be tricky at times. Meanwhile, it’ll stay cold enough for everything that falls Wednesday to remain snow, highs will be in the 20s. Wednesday night, snow ends and it gets windy and cold. Lows Thursday morning will be around 5-10° but the wind chill will be around -15° to -5°! The rest of Thanksgiving remains very cold! Expect partly to mostly sunny skies with highs in the teens to around 20°. 19° is the coldest it’s ever been on Thanksgiving in Burlington. That is currently our forecast high and the wind will make it feel much colder than that all day. I hope you have a warm place to stay and eat.

Friday will be mostly sunny, less windy and a little less cold. Expect highs in the mid 20s. Saturday looks good by January standards. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the mid 30s. Rain and snow showers return as you’re trying to get back home Sunday and Monday.

Have a great week!

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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