Rain predicted to arrive tonight; warm weekend ahead

Stockbridge Tweed River

Well, it’s been a good little stretch for snowmobilers and skiiers, but here comes the rain. Today: Increasing clouds. Slight chance of afternoon rain showers, possibly mixing with sleet or freezing rain. Highs in the mid 30s. Light south winds.

Tonight: Cloudy with rain showers likely; freezing rain also possible. Lows in the lower 30s. Winds continued light south.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of light rain showers through midday. Highs in the low to mid 40s.

Extended Forecast:
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s.
Sunday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 40s.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy with lows around 30.
Monday: Cloudy with a chance of rain showers. High around 37.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 23.

Forecast discussion from the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury:
A warming trend will take hold this weekend as an upper-level ridge crests overhead. Strong southwesterly flow aloft will continue as upper-level
trough builds in very slowly from the west, with the trough axis unlikely to cross the region until late in the work week. At that time another spate
of arctic air could be in the works. But in the meantime temperatures will warm to well above the seasonal averages through Sunday, and then temper
gradually through the first few days of next week. In the short term, a mid-level disturbance will bring scattered showers of rain and possibly freezing
rain to the region overnight, with light rain possibly lingering into tomorrow morning. A weak cold front will bring another chance of showers on Sunday.
Prior to the passage of this front, though, Sunday is likely to be the warmest day in the forecast period.

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