Good Wednesday morning!
Bright, blue sky and sunshine greet you on Wednesday! It will be warmer, though, and slightly muggy, too. Before it gets too hot and too humid, a cold front arrives bringing relief Thursday into Friday.
Wednesday, after a brief bout of valley fog throughout the morning, that late Summer sun and warm southerly flow around the backside of high pressure just off the New Jersey coast combine to bump afternoon high temperatures into the mid and even upper 80s. Dew point temperatures, a measure of low level moisture, inch into the 60s. Remember, the closer that dew point temperature and air temperature are, the more sticky and muggy it feels. Yuck!
Wednesday night, clouds will stream in from the west as that high pressure continues to slide off to the east over the Atlantic, and a cold front approaches from the eastern Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley. There will likely be a few peeks of sun on Thursday, especially in eastern Vermont into western New Hampshire; but we also have some rain on the way!
Thursday, occasional rain is likely with a few rumbles of thunder possible as that front swings through the region. Flooding is not expected; neither is severe weather. Rainfall totals by Friday morning will likely fall anywhere between just a couple tenths of an inch to three-quarters of an inch.
By Friday afternoon, cooler and more refreshing air arrives with large temperatures swings expected over the weekend. Nighttime lows hit the 50s and 40s, while daytime highs reach the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. Added bonus? Mostly sunny skies!
Have a fabulous day!
-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Lindquist
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