Flurries this morning were courtesy of a strong band of lake-effect snow streaming off Lake Ontario, traversing upstate New York and surviving the trip with at least a few flakes all the way into northern Massachusetts before dry air finally squashed them out.
As dry air continues to take hold of New England a fair sky prevails with snowflakes last to depart from the mountains of Vermont this afternoon. A busy westerly wind, gusting as high as 40 mph at times, will create a wind chill value in the 30s at the warmest time of the day before the gusts quiet noticeably after about 3:15 p.m., according to our exclusive, in-house 15-minute forecast guidance.
Though gusts may quiet, a breeze persists overnight as it shifts direction to blow from the southwest, carrying milder air into our region — holding temperatures in the 20s and 30s overnight, then teaming with sunshine to boost highs into the middle and upper 50s Tuesday afternoon.
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The milder air will aid in ensuring our next weather system — a cold front and attendant weak storm center Wednesday — will remain almost entirely in the form of rain, save for some brief mixing with snow near the Canada border.
Of course, Wednesday is a big travel day, so the forecast of rain east and showers west, morning to mid-afternoon, will mean a slower go for many before the rain departs by late day and evening, giving way to a stretch of bright and cool weather for most of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The next chance of showers arrives with another cold front Sunday, delivering a new shot of chilly air to start next week in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.