Cold remains; likely to continue through weekend

Jeb Wallace-Brodeur / Staff  Photo                           Winds whip snow past an East Montpelier home on Thursday afternoon as central Vermont endured a second consecutive day of frigid weather.

Jeb Wallace-Brodeur / Staff Photo
Winds whip snow past an East Montpelier home on Thursday afternoon as central Vermont endured a second consecutive day of frigid weather.

It’s cold, but not quite so cold as yesterday. Temperatures are in the single digits below zero across much of the state. However, there are still wind chill advisories in effect for the entire state – in Montpelier it felt like -25 degrees F at 5 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Today we’re looking at temperatures in the single digits and teens, with mostly sun. Saturday, the same, but some clouding up especially in the south, with lows overnight in the single digits below zero. Sunday the cold continues, with highs in the teens and sun; Monday it begins to warm up with highs in the 20s.

The Forecast discussion from the Fairbanks Museum:

This morning an elongated area of high pressure stretches from the Laurentians all the way to the southeast coast of the US. A couple of surface lows will be impinging on this high during the day today and then overnight. One surface low will be moving northeastward from the lower Mississippi Valley, move across the mid-Atlantic states today and will be spinning well off the coast of Cape Cod by tomorrow morning. Another surface low will be diving southeastward through the Great Lakes, but will be dissipating in the process. So neither of these systems is expected to have a significant impact here. The below-average temperature regime should continue at least through Sunday night. The next chance for  a significant precipitation event looks like it will hold off until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. Another arctic blast appears possible during the latter portions of next week.

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