Winter returns with light mix on Thursday; snowstorm could hit Saturday

Hello and good day to you, residents of lovely Windham County! Well, last Friday's forecast was a total bust. Our storm formed too far west to produce any real weather in southern Vermont. In addition, we became much warmer than originally thought.

Such is life in the weather department. A few variables change by 50 miles, and those changes amplify and cascade downstream over our region when we're three days out.

As for this coming week, it looks like we have two periods of inclement weather, and much colder temperatures on the way. Wednesday will be the mildest of the next seven days, so get out and enjoy it! By late Wednesday night into Thursday morning some snow and ice is expected with light accumulations possible.

Thursday afternoon will see strong northwest winds develop and brutally cold temperatures and wind chills arriving Thursday night into Friday morning. After a cold and fair Friday, snow arrives Saturday afternoon with the brunt of the storm occurring Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon into early next week looks cold but fair. Let's jump into the dailies!

For Wednesday, high pressure builds through the region and will produce a mostly sunny day with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s with a light west wind. This day is most certainly the pick of the next week, so get outside! Clouds will increase Wednesday night with lows in the upper 20s.

Sometime around or after midnight early Thursday morning, we will see a fairly weak storm system blow east through central New England, bringing light mixed showers of snow, ice and rain that will last until either side of the noon hour on Thursday. Some light accumulations are possible. Highs on Thursday will reach the mid to upper 30s, then plummet into Thursday night.

Northwest winds will gust 30-45 mph at times Thursday night as we dry out and Arctic air spills into the region, dropping low temps into the single digits and wind chill readings below zero!

Friday is cold, sunny, and blustery, especially during the first half of the day. Highs will only reach the mid to upper teens with lows in the single digits under mostly clear skies.

A storm system will push east-northeast into New York state on Saturday, causing clouds to increase. This will spread snow into the region Saturday afternoon. Some sleet could mix in at night.

It's too early to be certain, but a 5-to-10 inch type snowfall is possible for Windham County by Sunday morning when snow should quit. We look to be cold with fair conditions Sunday night into early next week. Have a great week!

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