A white Christmas seems likely, albeit with just a dusting of the wet stuff.
“It’s not going anywhere,” said Matthew Clay, meteorologist at the U.S. National Weather Service in Burlington. “Anything we get today will likely stick around for tomorrow.”
Temperatures should remain in the 20s Christmas Eve in Chittenden County.
Clay added there could be up to an inch of snow in some places. Not quite enough to pull out the Nordic skis if you are close to the Burlington area. But, enough to make things slippery as drivers race to finish last-minute shopping.
A weak disturbance aloft will bring some light snow to portions of the North Country today. It might just be enough to call it a white Christmas outside of the Champlain and St. Lawrence Valleys. pic.twitter.com/M8lA8ilh2E
— NWS Burlington (@NWSBurlington) December 24, 2018
Take it easy folks.
Tuesday, Christmas Day, should dawn clear and bright with the mercury in the low 20s.
Enjoy the snow, Vermonters — it looks like a wet weekend
Much of Vermont will get rain Friday and Saturday, thanks to the arrival of a moisture-laden warm front Thursday night, according to the weather service.
Freezing rain or sleet is possible in some spots Friday morning but by afternoon, temperatures might warm into the low 50s in the Champlain Valley. Winds as high as 35 mph are possible, the weather service adds.
Snow at higher elevations will see significant melting as temperatures edge into the 40s, according to the forescast.
Rain, light snow and is likely to continue on Saturday — but a return to sub-freezing weather should moderate the risk of flooding.