BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Snow will be heavy at times through midday Sunday, along with dangerous wind chills in northern parts of the region. The snow will begin to taper off Sunday afternoon, but a stiff north wind will blow the snow around.
Accumulation by Sunday evening will be 8 to 14 inches for the St. Lawrence Valley, 12 to 18 inches for the Champlain Valley and Northern New Hampshire, and 18 to 24 inches for central/southern Vermont. Less accumulation is possible near the Massachusetts border, due to the possibility of sleet or freezing rain mixing in. That, however, will also increase the possibility of power outages.
The next big event will be a brutal Arctic blast Sunday night through Monday night. Highs on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day may not reach zero in spots, and with the wind, the wind chill may be as low as 40 below zero. Please dress accordingly and keep the pets inside. Tuesday will be warmer, but still cold with highs in the single digits to low teens.
We're also watching another system (though weaker) for Wednesday and Thursday. A light mix of snow and rain is possible Wednesday, then some snow on Thursday. Stay tuned. Friday looks like a typical January day with some flurries and highs in the 20s.
We'll be keeping you updated on this storm.