The region is bracing for several inches to up to a foot of snow as a system moves in tonight into Monday, creating potentially hazardous travel conditions. The transition from rain to snow has already begun in the Adirondacks, and is expected to spread eastward as the night progresses.
By 2 a.m., areas to the west, including St. Albans, Montpelier, Middlebury, and Rutland, will have switched over to snow, with snow rates expected to increase. By 6 a.m., heavy, wet snow is anticipated to fall across most of the state, with a brief transition from rain to snow likely in western New Hampshire after sunrise.
School delays and closures are likely in both New York and Vermont, and the heavy snowfall near the mountains could impact the evening commute. Rainfall totals are predicted to range between 1-2 inches, with higher amounts in certain areas.
In terms of snowfall, most places in New York will see 4-8 inches, with higher totals in areas like Whiteface and Lyon Mountain. Vermont’s Champlain Valley and Route 7 corridor are expected to receive 4-8 inches as well, with higher amounts closer to the Green Mountains and the Northeast Kingdom.
Travel conditions are expected to improve by Monday afternoon, but towns near the mountains may still experience slippery roads through Tuesday morning. Stay updated on the latest forecast and school closures as the winter weather moves into the region.