It’s looking like the warm spell, a.k.a. the January Thaw, is coming to an end. Colder weather is coming our way, with the threat (promise?) of some flurries and snow starting Wednesday and continuing through the end of the week.
At the least, this will allow for some snowmaking on the ski mountains to rebuild the base that has been suffering under the heat.
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 29-34. Light, variable wind.
Tonight: Increasing high clouds. Lows near 20. Light, variable wind.
Wednesday: Cloudy. Chance for flurries. Highs 30-35. Light, variable wind.
Wednesday Nt: Cloudy, good chance for snow showers to develop. Lows 20-24.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, good chance for snow showers. Early highs 21-25.
Thursday Nt: Mostly cloudy, hilltop flurries or ice crystals. Much colder. Lows near 0.
Friday: Partly sunny, scattered flurries. Highs 14-19.
Friday Nt: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance for snow showers. Lows 10-15.
Saturday: Cloudy, chance for light snow or snow showers. Highs 25-30.
Forecast discussion from the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury:
HIGH pressure has built east-northeastward during the past 24 hours in the wake of a cold front, and now stretches from far southern Quebec through Indiana, then to north Texas. It’ll control our weather through tonight. Meanwhile, well to our south a series of low pressure waves is rippling along a stationary front draped across the southeast US, while a vigorous Alberta Clipper type wave is diving southeastward in the northern branch of the polar jet stream. These two won’t combine, but there may be enough interaction of the two during Wednesday to pull a few flurries into northern Vermont and some light snow over southern Vermont ahead of the final significant wave in the series over the southeast. This will be followed by snow showers and perhaps a brief squall late Wednesday night over northern Vermont as an arctic cold front, associated with the clipper, blasts through. Scattered snow showers or flurries will accompany and follow the front over southern Vermont—mainly from the Green Mountains westward. Much colder weather will follow for the end of the week—especially over the northern half of the state.