Hello and good day to you, residents of lovely Windham County, Vermont! I do believe that it's safe to say that we've officially kicked off the winter of 2019-20 in grand style!
The storm we just collectively experienced and its persistent snow banding and production will not soon be forgotten. I received many 17-25” snow total reports, and I imagine if you are reading this, you also are looking at a deep white blanket of fluff where you live.
As for the next week, we've got nothing like that on the horizon, but we do have some snowy echoes that will visit up on us during the rest of this week.
For Wednesday, we'll have an upper level trough swinging east through the region. This will bring a chance for a few snow showers Wednesday and Thursday.
By Friday, an Alberta Clipper system will be diving southeast through a cold air mass and bringing some light snow in the afternoon, with some snow squalls as its cold front swings through Friday evening, so light accumulations are possible.
The weekend looks lovely, colder on Saturday and milder on Sunday with partly to mostly sunny skies. Monday morning may start off with sleet or freezing rain, and change to plain rain as milder air works into the region.
With our weekly weather picture painted, let's dive into the daily details!
For Wednesday, an upper level trough will be tracking through the region. We'll see a mostly cloudy day with snow showers at times, especially in the mountain areas. A few dustings are possible. Highs will be in the low to mid 30s, with lows in the mid to upper 20s.
For Thursday, some lake effect snow bands may bring a few more snow showers to the southeast Vermont region. Highs will again be in the low to mid 30s with west winds gusting to 30 mph at times. Again, a few coatings are possible.
For Friday, we'll see an Alberta Clipper system dive east-southeast out of the Great Lakes region and push through southern Vermont, bringing light snowfall with it, generally in the afternoon and evening.
A coating to 2 inches or so looks possible, and we could see a few snow squalls Friday night as the cold front moves through, which may reduce visibility briefly, so be alert on the roads. Highs will be in the mid 20s to low 30s, with lows in the low teens.
The weekend looks lovely! As high pressure swings through the flow, expect partly to mostly sunny skies both days with highs in the 20s Saturday and the 30s on Sunday, with respective lows in the teens Saturday night and the 20s Sunday night.
This cold Sunday evening will set the stage for an onset of snow and ice late Sunday night into early Monday morning before a system passing to our north brings a change to plain rain and highs in the 40s. Fair weather returns Tuesday. Have a great week!