Monday, November 25, 2013

Storm Update: More Wet Than White In Vermont

As of Monday evening, we're still watching that big storm that's been raising havoc across much of the nation and is heading our way here in northern New England.

The computer models have trended just a bit warmer with this storm as it takes an inland track. It will probably score a direct hit on Vermont as it travels northeastward.

If it does go right over the Green Mountain State, enough warm air would probably come along to change the mixed precipitation that will fall Tuesday night into a drenching rain on Wednesday. Over in the Adirondacks, it will probably stay cold enough so that they get mostly snow, and a lot of it . Up to a foot, maybe.

This is a really, really wet storm. Parts of Vermont could see more than 2 inches of rain from this, and there could be some flooding in southern and eastern Vermont, all the way up to the Passumpsic River in the Northeast Kingdom.

Wednesday night, as the storm starts heading away, temperatures will crash, rain will go over to snow and that water left over from the downpours will freeze. Expect difficult travel Wednesday night, that's for sure.

Thanksgiving still looks windy and very cold with some lingering snow showers around.

It's too early to say how much snow will fall in Vermont from the tail end of this storm, but I'd expect several inches along the western slopes of the Green Mountains.

As always, the expected path of this storm could change, so the forecast could change to a more snowy, or less snowy one. I'll give you an update Tuesday morning.

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