Today will feature soggy weather as a storm system got a bit lost on its way up the east coast. Instead of taking that nice coastal track that brings us heavy snow, it’s detouring through the Champlain Valley which puts us on the warm side. As a result, precipitation is exclusively of the liquid form this morning, with rain vs freezing rain determined by surface temps.
All but the most sheltered mountain valleys will be above freezing with plain rain this morning as freezing rain continues in the colder spots. This afternoon, rain will start to change to snow on the higher summits with snow lines dropping towards the valleys tonight. Several inches of new accumulation are possible at elevation.
Closer to the coast, temps will spike up into the low 50’s today as southwesterly winds strengthen. Gusts out of the SW between 35 and 45 mph are expected, along with periods of very heavy rain. A rumble of thunder can’t be ruled out either.
Precipitation ends outside of the mountains this evening.