Cold today and tonight; snow possible in the south

Anthony Edwards / Staff Photo Iceboaters take advantage of Sunday's high winds on Lake Bomoseen.

Anthony Edwards / Staff Photo
Iceboaters take advantage of Sunday’s high winds on Lake Bomoseen.

Well, for most of us the football season is over, and the Patriots will go home without a ring for one more year. We’ve really been spoiled by the Brady-Belichick era. Not sure if I’ll be able to muster up the energy to root against the Ravens in the Super Bowl – might just try to ignore the whole thing. And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.

Today we’re looking at some continued wintry weather – partly cloudy and cold over most of the state, with scattered mountain showers in the south. Highs 10-22, lower in the north, with winds 5-10 mph. We’re looking at a real cold snap in the middle of the week, with down to 30 below predicted; snow is likely by Friday.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Rising chance for light snow or flurries. Lows 5B-5A. Light, variable wind becoming N 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Cloudy. Chance for light AM snow, tapering to flurries by midday. Highs 5-10. North wind around 10 mph.

Extended Forecast:
Tuesday Nt: Partial thin low clouds, lows 8 to 20 below zero.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs 0 to 5.
Wednesday Nt: Fair. Lows 12 to 30 below.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs 5-10.
Thursday Nt: Clouding over, good chance for snow to develop. Early lows 5 below to zero degrees.
Friday: Good chance for snow. Highs 12-17.

Forecast Discussion:
Ushered in by strong westerly wind and announced with a flourish by snow showers and squalls yesterday, modified arctic air has settled into the region and will remain entrenched throughout the week. The coldest day will probably be Wednesday; the coldest nights Tuesday and Wednesday nights. There will be a chance for some light snow later tonight and tomorrow morning as a vigorous, but moisture-starved mid-level disturbance tracks across the northeast US. LOW pressure will spin up just south of Long Island early tomorrow morning, but won’t have time to throw significant moisture this far inland before it whisks out to sea.  Borderline moderate snow may fall in southern New Hampshire and southern Maine, though, so if you plan to travel in that direction tomorrow, monitor current conditions in, and forecasts for, those regions.  The next chance for general accumulating snow thereafter will come later Thursday night and Friday.  That will be a light to borderline moderate event.

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