Wednesday turned out to be another great day with highs in the 60s & low 70s for areas west of the Green Mountains. East of the Greens, it was a different story. Cool, marine air settled in and left areas of clouds that resulted in highs only in the 50s & low 60s. We'll remain rather quiet Wednesday night into Thursday. Lows will fall steadily into the 40s to near 50 in western areas. The more east you go, you'll fall into the upper 30s & low to mid 40s to start Thursday.
High pressure looks like it's going to hang on and keep us mainly dry Thursday. Earlier forecast models had the high moving northeast, allowing for areas of clouds and showers to pop before the weekend. No longer! Thursday should end up being a repeat of Wednesday with partly sunny skies and highs in the 60s to near 70°. Those that got a colder start east of the Greens will have highs closer to 60°. Thursday night and Friday, the high starts to move away and that's when you'll notice changes. The moving high will allow a sluggish area of low pressure to start drifting east/northeast toward us. It'll be responsible for periods of clouds and showers spreading south to north Saturday through Monday. It won't be raining all day or all the time and we're not looking at any major soakers. An early estimate at rain totals through Monday is only a few tenths of an inch across the North Country. Southern Vermont & New Hampshire may end up with 1-1.5" but that's still not much when it's spread across multiple days. Meanwhile, temperatures each day will be pretty much the same with highs in the middle 60s and lows near 50°. Showers will linger into Monday before high pressure takes back over by the middle of the week. Tuesday and Wednesday look very nice under plenty of sun; highs will be in the mid 60s.
It's almost the weekend!
-Meteorologist Sean Parker
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