Though the weekend isn’t quite a washout, a soggy and breezy Friday is followed up by a cloudy, cool and unsettled Saturday and Sunday. Here’s the breakdown:
Friday – On-and-off showers dump 0.5-1.0″ rainfall, along with a possible rumble of thunder or two this evening. Rivers and streams will rise, but widespread flooding is not expected. Lake Champlain will likely reach moderate flood stage at 101′. The temp tops out in the upper 40s to low and mid 50s. A southeasterly wind picks up this afternoon to between 10-30 mph with gusts of 30-50 mph. A Wind Advisory is in place along the western slope of the Green Mountains.
Tonight – The temp falls to the upper 30s and low 40s as rain, heavy at times, gradually winds down from west to east into early Saturday.
Saturday – As showers wind down gradually, clouds remain. Rain will mix with snow over higher elevations through the afternoon as upslope showers periodically, and lightly fall. A few inches could accumulate across our taller summits (e.g. Marcy, Whiteface, Jay, Mansfield, etc.) and a patchy coating is possible in spots down to 1500-2000′. Near 50 degrees. West wind 10-20 mph.
Sunday – A second weaker, quick-moving disturbance races by (particularly over central and southern Vermont and New Hampshire) with mountain snow showers and rain of ~0.10″. Cloudy and cool, still. Mid to upper 40s. Light northwest wind.
Monday – Finally, back to sun. However, the warmth doesn’t accompany it. Average high temps in the last couple days of April are in the low 60s. We’ll run about ten degrees cooler than average, in the low 50s.
Have a great weekend! See you Monday!
-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault