Refreshingly cool air arrived Monday and the last full week of July is looking much cooler than the record-breaking 90s as of late.
Overnight temperatures fell to as cold as 42 degrees in Saranac Lake, NY and 47 degrees in Derby/Newport, Vermont! Town by town most locations felt their coldest morning temperature since the first day of summer on June 21! Just for reference the Summer low temperature in Saranac Lake, NY was 40 degrees, just a couple degrees cooler than Monday's.
We've turned a bit of a corner in terms of the weather as the heat and humidity has been pressed to our south. A cold front moved through the weekend of July 20-21 and another will move through Tuesday July 23 to Wednesday July 24. These cold fronts reinforce the cooler and drier air from our northwest in Canada. Longer range forecasts show temporary cool air moderating and warming, only to see another cold front move across the region Saturday to Sunday July 27 to 28.
Are the 90s a thing of the past? Well yes they are temporarily, but not for good. Prior to our 5-day 90 degree heat July 15-19, 2013 in the Champlain Valley, our last 5-day stretch of 90 degrees or hotter came in August of 2002. So the heat can definitely still happen. In fact recall the Champlain Valley Fair a couple years ago? Max temperatures also reached the upper 80s to lower 90s.