Weather: Father's Day Weekend (6/15/2017)

We had ourselves a day on Thursday! It started chilly and in some cases, downright cold! Saranac Lake, NY had a morning low of 31°! Then, miraculously, the high jumped all the way into the upper 70s. Everyone else started in the upper 30s to mid 40s and turned in with highs in the 70s to near 80°. It was another perfect weather day the streak of perfection is ending as you read this.

Thursday night, clouds get thicker and rain arrives through Friday morning. Overnight lows stay mild, only dropping to near 60°. Rain will continue off and on especially during the first part of Friday. Friday afternoon rain becomes more hit or miss with highs in the low 70s. Adding to all of this will be a strong with from the south, sustained at 10-20mph. There will be higher gusts close to 30-35mph.

Friday night, most showers are done and there shouldn't be any big weather issues for Friday night plans. Meanwhile, overnight into Saturday it's going to be a little muggy again with lows in the low to mid 60s. Saturday & Sunday will be summery weather days. Expect quiet mornings with spotty afternoon thunderstorms. Severe weather doesn't look to be much of a risk over the weekend but a few storms may try to put down heavy rain, small hail and lightning. You should always remember, if you're close enough to hear thunder, you're close enough to get struck by lightning. Meanwhile outside of any storms, highs will get hot again. We'll all be sweatin' to the 80s with a shot at 90° on Sunday! There will be dry times between storms on Father's Day but having a plan B is always a wide decision.

Monday is our next best shot at  rain and widespread thunderstorms. It's a little early for exact details but the set up continues to trend for a few strong thunderstorms in the afternoon. Tuesday & Wednesday we cool things off but keep a chance of showers.

Oh! Incase you haven't heard, the summer solstice is Wednesday at 12:24 am. Sunrise is at 5:08am and it will set at 8:41pm! From there our days get shorter but before you panic...we're only losing seconds per day until July 6th!

-Meteorologist Sean Parker


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