Snow returns; cold weather is back

Stefan Hard / Staff PhotoAn elephant, made from sod and wire, appears to cross a field behind Shimmering Glass studio Tuesday on Guptil Road in Waterbury Center.

Stefan Hard / Staff Photo
An elephant, made from sod and wire, appears to cross a field behind Shimmering Glass studio Tuesday on Guptil Road in Waterbury Center.

The snow is back, at least in the south, with school closings reported in Bennington County and some Windham County districts. The green and fog of the January Thaw is over, at least for now.

Today: Cloudy with highs in the lower 30s. Snow likely. Accumulations 2 to 4 inches. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with light snow diminishing overnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Winds becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers. Highs around 30.

Extended Forecast:

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 5 to 10 above.
Friday: Partly cloudy with highs in the mid 20s.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Lows in the mid to upper teens.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Highs in the mid 30s.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Lows around 23.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of flurries. Highs in the upper 20s.

Forecast Discussion:
A weak wave of low pressure will move along a frontal boundary that is currently draped from the southeastern U.S. up to the
mid-Atlantic coast. The center of this low should move northeastward, passing the southern tip of Nova Scotia by this evening.
In the meantime periods of snow will affect the region, with generally light accumulations expected. The lowest accumulations
will likely occur in northern sections of the forecast area, with higher accumulations in the south. By the time last flakes
have fallen from this system, it won’t be long before an approaching cold front sparks additional rounds of snow showers, with
a few possibly being heavy for a brief time, late tonight and into tomorrow. Colder air will move into the region behind this
front. An even stronger intrusion of arctic air is possible for late in the upcoming weekend.

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