Weather: Strong winds expected overnight, and through Monday

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Good afternoon everyone, hope the icy mess this morning didn’t slow you down too much. Wrapping up the final hours of the weekend and we are still watching out for more rain, and snow. But, the rain, any of it that is left, will turn to snow as a cold front moves across the region this evening. Those living in elevated communities across the Adirondack and Green Mountains will likely see 3-6″ of fresh snow. Those areas are under a ‘Winter Weather Advisory’ because of the threat of poor driving conditions. The snow will fall between tonight and tomorrow evening.

Our next and biggest talker is the gusty winds that are expected to arrive during the evening hours of Sunday. All of northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and the Adirondack Coast of New York is under a Wind Advisory, for sustained winds of 20 to 30 MPH and gust up to 55 MPH. For much of the North Country of New York, and southern Vermont / New Hampshire is under a ‘High Wind Warning’. There wind speeds will be between 25-35 MPH and gust up to 60 MPH. The duration of this event will carry on through the afternoon on Monday before winds diminish early Tuesday morning. During these times scattered power loss isn’t out of the question. Make sure to have a secondary way to heat your home if you were to lose power.

Temperatures during the overnight will slowly fall from the 30s to the upper 20s by the start of Monday, and then finally the teens by the afternoon hours. This wind storm will usher in a cold air mass, that will have overnight lows back to near zero and day time highs in the teens for the middle part of the week. Even as the winds diminish on Tuesday, it will still be breezy, prepare for wind chills -20° to -10° during the afternoon.

Come Wednesday afternoon models are showing a low-pressure system sliding south out of Canada… what we call a ‘clipper’ system. There is still some uncertainty how close it will come, and how much snow we may see out of it. Models are still in a bit of disagreement with the exact location and timing, but the general timing looks to be the second half of Wednesday.

Tonight: Light areas of snow, and windy! Overnight low, falling from the middle 30s to the upper 20s. Wind: South to West 15-25mph, gust to 30mph.

Monday: Cloudy with mountain snow showers. Strong winds continue, and temperatures fall. Afternoon high, upper teens and low 20s. Snowfall accumulates outside of the Champlain Valley 3-6″, with a trace to 2″ in the valley. Wind: West/Northwest 20-30mph, gust to 40-60mph. Scattered power loss likely.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with diminishing winds. Overnight low, single digits. Wind: Northwest 15-25mph, gust to 30-40mph. Wind Chill: -20° to -10°.

Tuesday: Becoming mostly sunny, and cold! Afternoon high middle teens. Wind: Northwest 10-20mph, gust to 30mph. Wind Chill: -20° to 0°.

Wednesday: Sunshine to start, increasing afternoon clouds ahead of a clipper system. Scattered evening snow showers possible. Afternoon high, middle and upper teens. 

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Have a great night, and stay safe!
-SkyTracker Meteorologist Torrance Gaucher

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