Friday, May 24, 2013

Cold dreary Saturday - snow in the Townships

Major flooding continues to be a problem in Vermont. (Burlington Free Press)

Hard to believe it, but it may snow across the highest elevations of the Eastern Townships this weekend south into the Green Mountains. A coastal storm, unusual for late May, will take shape this evening and slowly move along the New England coast. A northerly fetch of air will keep very cool weather for the weekend here in the St. Lawrence Valley and across New England. Heavy rain is forecast across Vermont and New York with a moderate rainfall in Montreal as well. A flood watch is in effect for most of northern New York as well as Vermont where 1 to 3 inches (25-75mm) could fall. This will provide sharp rises to area rivers as well as hinder clean up efforts where flash flooding has already occurred in Vermont. Snowfall on Saturday evening in and around Sherbrooke and the mountains could reach 5cm over the highest terrain.

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