Weather Blog: Snow expected to make for a slippery Thursday morning drive

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It is one of the coldest mornings we’ve seen all season long! Current temperatures are in the single digits and windchills are all below zero! Bundle up!

Expect a “balmy” afternoon as high temperatures reach the mid to upper teens, that’s it! Winds will remain pretty light at about 5-10 mph out of the north, but that still leaves windchills in the single digits through the afternoon.

Now let’s talk about the incoming storm!

Expect snow push in as we move past midnight Thursday morning, but initially it may have a tough time reaching the ground. That because we’re currently under a strong area of high pressure, with a ton of dry air… like dewpoints in the single digits dry!

As precipitation rate start to pick up, snow will start to stick and pile up as the system continues to track northward toward the international border by sunrise. Just in time for the morning drive, prepare for a tricky commute.

Heavier bands of snow will fall for folks living in Vermont’s southern four counties, closest to the center of low pressure off the coast, and that’s where the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning. The heaviest snow will move off to the east into Maine by early afternoon, leaving our region with snow showers chances through early Friday Morning.

Snowfall totals have been slightly adjusted, with most north of Middlebury and Rt. 302 on tap for a dusting to 3 inches, south of 302 to Rt. 4 is in the 4-7″ swath and Bennington and Windham counties can anticipate 8 to 12 inches with a bit more in the higher mountain peaks.

Happy Wednesday!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Haley Bouley

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