Wednesday night, it gets chilly again under mainly clear skies and light winds. Temperatures will fall into the low to mid 30s, even in the Champlain Valley. Some of you may have started your gardens already, a frost advisory is in place for the entire Champlain Valley from midnight to 8am. Cover up or bring in sensitive plants.
Thursday, our next widespread rainmaker gets closer. Much of the day will be dry and cool but clouds take over during the morning with showers arriving by the evening drive in northwest New York. Meanwhile, highs will get only into the middle & upper 50s. Rain crosses into eastern New York & Vermont after dark and becomes steady overnight. Steady rain continues through Friday morning but turns more showery after lunch. It could easily be another .75 – 1+” soaker for us. The river flood risk remains low but Lake Champlain is still in minor flood stage. Strong south winds will be gusting over 25mph. That will push water onto southern facing shorelines. Places like South Hero and Rouses Point may approach moderate flood stage.
Rain ends Friday night and we’re looking at a relatively nice Mother’s Day weekend! We’ll start the weekend under mostly cloudy skies Saturday morning; temps will be in the 40s. Clouds will gradually break away through the afternoon and we’ll salvage a decent afternoon with highs near 60°. Local 22 & 44 has a team walking in the MS Walk Saturday morning at Burlington High School. The weather team will also be at Burlington Kid’s Day from 10 to 3 at the Burlington waterfront. We’ve got a few experiments lined up and the kids will also have the opportunity to make their own forecast. See you there!
Sunday is Mother’s Day and the weather won’t get in your way. Expect partly to mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 50s & low 60s. Clouds will get thicker later in the day thanks to our next rainmaker inching north. Rain should hold off until after dark. Happy Mother’s Day mom!
I hope you’re making it a great week!
-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker