Good morning: Cool, partly sunny weather; rain Saturday

It got chilly overnight, in case you haven’t noticed, but it looks like we’ll be sticking to the middle ground in the south of the state – not cold enough for snow to stick, but not warm enough to be really comfortable outside. The snow is sticking in the mountains, though, and it sounds like the ski areas are off to a good start. I did hear of a Central Vermont snowmobiler doing a snow dance, though.

Today will be mostly sunny north and south, with highs in the high 20s to mid 30s. Rain’s coming on Saturday, along with temperatures in the 40s.

The forecast discussion from the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury:

Colder air swept in yesterday behind a pair of cold fronts. This was on the eastern fringe of high pressure which had been positioned over the Great Lakes region. Today that high is overhead, which results in mostly sunny skies. As the high moves east of the area tonight, converging surface flow over the Ohio Valley will help to form a frontal boundary, which low pressure is forecast to develop along. This will mean a gradual increase in clouds for us late tonight and tomorrow, with precipitation arriving mainly in the form of rain for tomorrow night. With the center of the low forecast to move up the St. Lawrence Valley on Saturday, showers are a good bet. Another low may make a run at us on Monday, keeping the chances for precipitation going.

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