Good morning! The first half of the day brings mostly sunny skies so break out those shades again. However, after lunch, clouds increase from south to north ahead of our next big rainmaker. Early this afternoon, showers will start popping up over northern New York, then moving into the Champlain Valley by late afternoon. There may be a few rumbles of thunder. Despite the clouds and scattered showers, temps will still race towards 80 degrees.
Overnight and throughout your Wednesday, we'll see plenty of rain, on-and-off, heavy at times. A few embedded thunderstorms are possible Wednesday afternoon with frequent lightning and gusty winds. In fact, winds will be on the strong end regardless of any storms. Expect a south breeze around 15 mph.
Here's a little good news...by the end of the week, high pressure builds in and we can look forward to several days of mostly dry weather, including Friday for the fireworks! There is a slight chance for a few, very isolated showers on Independence Day; but, it shouldn't ruin your outdoor plans.
Have a terrific Tuesday everyone!
-Meteorologist Amanda Lindquist