Weather: ‘Flood Watch’ in effect tonight for heavy rain & snowmelt

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Hello folks, hope your Sunday has been going well! For the rest of this afternoon/evening, there will likely be a line of stronger downpours moving through the region. Easily this could reduce your travel speeds while driving. Afternoon temperatures will be noticeably colder for Sunday, only reaching the upper 40s and the low 50s. That is around 15-20 degrees cooler than Saturday afternoon.

Sunday night into Monday morning some of the heavies rain will slide on through the area, even rumbles of thunder can’t be ruled out. A bit of good news, most of the significant rain will be out the door by the time we are waking up on Monday morning. That is if the rain & rumbles of thunder didn’t already wake you up. 

With all this rain, which could range between 0.75″ and 1.50″ with locally higher amounts near 2.0″ flooding will become a concern. The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Flood Watch‘ for the entire state of Vermont (except Grand Isle County), all of northern New York, and much of northern New Hampshire. While flooding is expected to be minor, those living in flood-prone areas are advised to monitor water levels staring Sunday night. Most of the major rivers (Ausable, Missisquoi, Passumpsic, Otter Creek, Winooski, Lamoille, and possibly the Mad River) will crest during the day on Monday. The watch is set to expire Tuesday morning.

Monday night into Tuesday morning colder air will funnel down from the north, this will allow mountain communities to see a wintery mix. Clouds will continue to clear during Tuesday, finally becoming sunny again for Wednesday. Our next hit of rain does look to arrive by the end of next week. 

Tonight: A ‘Flood Watch‘ will go into effect because of the heavy rain and snowmelt expected. Overnight low, the low to middle 40s. Breezy as well. Wind: South 5-10mph.

Monday: The heaviest rain will fall before many of us wake up, a few morning rumbles of thunder is possible as well. The rain will become less widespread during the morning hours. Rainfall totals will range from 0.75″ and 1.50″, locally higher amounts are possible. Afternoon highs reach the low 50s. Wind: North 3-5mph.

Monday Night: Clouds, and a few mountain snow flurries. Overnight low, low and middle 50s.

Tuesday: Outside of an isolated morning shower, we are looking at decreasing clouds. Afternoon high, the upper 40s, and low 50s. Wind: Northwest 10-20mph, gust to 30mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, afternoon highs reach the middle 50s.

Thursday: Partly sunny, a chance of a scattered shower possible. Afternoon high, the middle and upper 50s.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy best chance for rain will arrive during the late afternoon hours. Also, it will be plenty warm, afternoon highs will reach the upper 60s.

Have a great night, 
-SkyTracker Meteorologist Torrance Gaucher

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