It's been a tough week for ski areas with multiple rounds of warmth and rainfall. Here's the good news...temps will become more "agreeable" for snow blowing through this week. Here's the bad news...there isn't much natural snow in the plans through most of the 7 day outlook this week.
So, let's focus on the good! While temps today were harsh on the mountain tops with even Vermont's tallest peak, Mt Mansfield reaching a high temp of 40 degrees Monday with widespread rainfall, much colder air will be filling in later Monday night, lasting through most of the week ahead.
You can always see the 7 day mountain forecast exclusively on ABC 22 News at 6, 7, and 11, and Fox 44 News at 10pm. But since you went so far as to check in with our weather blogs, here's some more detail into the next week for the higher elevations of Vermont and New York.
A cold front will push through around midnight-4am from northwest to southeast across our region into Tuesday morning. This cold air will trail a batch of deep, widespread moisture which initially will be plain rain from valleys to mountain tops, but will end as some lightly accumulating snowfall. The northern Green and Adirondack mountains could get 2-4" of snowfall through late morning Tuesday, with about a dusting-2" southern Greens. Temperatures tonight will be mostly in the 30s, and will continue to fall into the upper teens over the Adirondacks, to the mid 20s over southern Green Mountains. (See graphical representation, left)
For most of the rest of the week, the weather looks quiet. High pressure nudges in Tuesday afternoon through Friday. Sure, occasional clouds will pass through as the ridge breaks down from time to time. But certainly no precip expected until perhaps later Saturday as a weak cold front dips down from the north. That one won't amount to much more than maybe 2" over the northern mountains.
BUT...not all hope is lost yet. Sadly, it's so far out in the forecast that forecast confidence is somewhat average/below average. Pretty much all signs point to overall troughing in the northeastern US atmosphere. Exactly when varies with different reliable weather models. And thus will determine the track of any "energy" that translates through the atmosphere, then impacting if/how much snow we see. It looks nearly certain that some kind of weekend/early next week system will bring some accumulating snow to northern New England and northern NY, perhaps even central New England, too. The details can only be ironed out in the coming days...we only get 2 forecast model outputs a day that can reliably go out that far into the forecast. The rest is up to assumption until we get more data. But for now, one can hope : )