Weather: Some snow then colder (11/16/2017)

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Light rain and snow showers will continue during the early part of the night. However, as we approach midnight and beyond, northwest winds will get stronger, we’ll get colder and the chance for snow will be here. The best chance for snow will be in the northern Adirondacks and northern Green mountains, especially along western facing slopes. This includes the Vermont side of the Champlain Valley east of I-89. The more south you go, the lesser chance you have at accumulating snow. Snow showers will persist through early Friday and amounts, away from summits, should be light. However light, roads may be icy and snow covered in these spots, be careful. Lower valleys up to around 500′ will get a dusting to an inch, up to 1000′ get 1-2″, 1000′-2000′ get close to 3″, 2000′-summits get 3-6″. Meanwhile, about the wind, it’ll be a cold northwest wind gusting near 35mph, that’s strong enough to put wind chills in the teens.

After breakfast Friday, skies will clear everywhere but it stays windy and cold. Highs will only get into the low to mid 30s and northwest winds will keep gusting over 20mph. Friday night, skies are partly cloudy with no weather issues other than the cold; lows will be in the upper teens & low 20s. Saturday, we get messy again but it looks to happen later in the morning & early afternoon. There’s a small window for a wintry mix when it starts but we should warm fast enough for most precip to change to rain by dinner. Valley rain and mountain snow will continue Saturday evening & overnight into Sunday. The center of the storm creating this mess will track along the St. Lawrence River Sunday morning & early afternoon. This will keep rain and snow going Sunday morning but it should help shut it off for areas away from mountains by early afternoon. It’ll also crank up a southwest wind gusting over 30mph; highs will be in the low 40s.

Sunday night and Monday, isolated mountain snow showers continue with little added accumulation. In addition to being mainly dry, Monday will be cold and pretty breezy; highs will barely get into the low 30s. Tuesday, we’re dry and warmer with highs near 47°. Wednesday, a weak clipper cruises across the northeast. It’ll be enough to spark spotty rain and snow showers. Luckily, it won’t be enough to slow you down much on the busiest travel day of the year; highs will be in the 30s. Thanksgiving is trending drier but also cold, perfect eating weather, with highs in the mid 30s.

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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