It’s a chilly start to the day. Burlington actually recorded its first sub-zero morning of the season!

But this is nothing compared to what is rolling in for the end of the week.

Wednesday and the first part of Thursday are tranquil days as skies are partly sunny and afternoon high temperatures climb into the twenties and thirties.

Thursday evening, for some during the evening commute, the arctic cold front rolls in, with snow showers and snow squalls. Gusty winds, a burst of heavy snow and falling temperatures may make road conditions tricky at times.

Once the cold front rolls through, winds will pick up out of the Northwest at 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph and temperatures will dramatically fall, by Friday morning most spots are back below zero.

A wind chill watch is up for the region… this will likely be upgraded to a wind chill warning later today or early tomorrow

High temperatures Friday will struggle to get above zero, with most spots lingering in the single digits below zero during the afternoon and falling fast overnight night.

The peak of the arctic air is overhead Saturday morning, with actual air temperatures in the teens, twenties and even 30’s below zero but winds are staying strong leaving wind chills that could peak at -50 in the Northeast Kingdom and Adirondacks.

As wind chill drop here are a few gentle reminders:

Stay warm!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Haley Bouley