Weather: Perfection is Ending, Rain is Closer (7/5/2017)

One last day of quiet, comfortable weather is wrapping up before some changes work in for Thursday and the weekend. Temperatures, Wednesday, reached the lower 80's in most places. With low humidity and clear skies, it made it very hard to go back to work after what was a gorgeous Fourth of July weekend.

Wednesday night & Thursday, things turn a little soggy as the high pressure we have over us now gets out of town and allows the threat for showers and storms to move in over the next couple of days.

The first round of showers comes Thursday morning as a front moves in. The best chance for scattered rain is in the northern portions of New York and Vermont. A wash out is not expected but the threat for a pop up shower continues through out the day. Temperatures will be in the mid 80's and dewpoints remain relatively comfortable but slowly creep up toward the later half of the day.

Don't let a few showers prevent you from checking out to the 40th Mayor's Cup Festival and Regatta over in Plattsburgh. The Boat Parade of Lights kicks off at 9pm on the Wilcox Dock in the Plattsburgh City Marina. The forecast looks to be mostly dry with evening temperatures dropping into the low 70's. 

Friday brings more unsettled weather, and it'll be noticeably more muggy. Dewpoints into the 60s will allow for showers and storms to fire off during the day. Those storms, although unlikely to be severe, may feature some heavy rain and gusty winds. The flood threat will have to be monitored as some of these downpours will bring more water to our already very swollen rivers and saturated soils. As of now, it's impossible to say which exact locations will see the heaviest rain. However, our models are painting the highest totals (1-2") across northern New York & Vermont. Meanwhile, Friday's highs will still be warm in the lower 80s. It will also remain muggy overnight Friday, low temperatures will only fall into the mid 60's.

Another round of showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms will come Saturday as the remainder of the front pushes through. Those showers will be gradually ending as the day progresses. As the front goes by, temperatures will fall. Saturday afternoon will 'only' get into the mid 70s. Rain and storms will clear out for Saturday night leaving Sunday sunny, dry and comfortable. We wrap up the weekend with highs near 80° again and lower humidity.

Have a great rest of your week!

-Meteorologist Haley Bouley

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