Well, you've probably seen it by now, but there's snow out there. For Central Vermont today, expect partly sunny weather with scattered flurries, highs from 19-24 and a NW wind from 10-15 mph. Down south, it should be mostly sunny. There will be wide-ranging highs from the mid-20s over ridgelines east of Rutland, to near 35 near Brattleboro and Vernon. Wind from the northwest, 10-15 mph.
The potent mid-level disturbance and weak surface low pressure system that brought snow showers and squalls to the state last night is now offshore, and high pressure will provide partly to mostly sunny conditions, and seasonably cold conditions today. One to four inches of snow fell in most areas, with localized amounts of 6-8” along the spine of the central Green Mountains eastward through portions of Orange and Windsor counties. The fresh powder will provide an excellent radiative surface and facilitate a rapid drop in temperature the first half of the night, but the cold will be short-lived. A warm front will develop just south of the state by tomorrow morning and lift slowly northward through tomorrow night. Light snow will develop to the north of the front and will spread over the state tomorrow. By Wednesday the front will be near the international border and precipitation will change to showers of mixed precipitation, then rain.
There were 35 heating degree days yesterday, for a total of 3,945 since July 1 of 2011. That compares to 4,547 for the same period last year...
Tonight, expect it to be clear early, then increasing clouds. Chance for light snow or flurries late. Lows 5-12. Wind diminishing to light and variable. On Tuesday: Occasional light snow. Accumulation 2” or less. Highs 26-30. Light SE-S wind.
The extended forecast:
Tuesday Night Cloudy. Chance for light snow or snow showers. Evening lows 24-28.
Wednesday: Showers of mixed precipitation, changing to rain showers. Highs 36-41.
Wednesday Nt: Mostly cloudy. Good chance for rain showers changing to snow showers. Lows 25-30.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Chance for flurries. Highs 30-35.
Thursday Nt: Partly cloudy. Lows in the 10s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, chance for snow showers. Highs 25-30.