Weather: So long 70s (5/6/2019)

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Planner for Tuesday May 7 2019

What a day! Monday was a weather day I think most of us needed. We were loaded up with sunshine, light winds, and highs in the 60s & 70s. In Burlington, the airport got to 76°. We didn’t set records but 76° is good enough for the 4th day of 70°+ this year and the warmest day since October 10, 2018. 

Tonight, clouds are getting thicker and light showers will approach by morning; lows will be in the 40s to near 50°. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers before 2pm. Showers gradually taper off through late evening; rain totals will be around .25-.50″. Meanwhile, Burlington will be nearly 20° cooler than Monday, highs only make it into the mid 50s.

Tuesday night under clearing skies, temperatures will fall into the upper 20s & low 30s in the typically colder spots. You’ll have to be careful of frost in the NEK & Adirondacks. The warmer valleys will fall into the middle & upper 30s. The stage will be set for a beautiful, but cool Wednesday. Expect a lot of sun with highs inching into the mid 50s. Remember, average is about 64°. Wednesday night, it gets chilly again under mainly clear skies. Lows will be in the upper 30s in the warmer valleys. The colder pockets of the NEK & Adirondacks drop into the upper 20s & low 30s.

Thursday, our next widespread rainmaker gets here. The day starts dry and chilly but clouds take over during the morning with rain arriving during the afternoon; highs will get into the upper 40s & low 50s. Rain becomes steady and continues overnight Thursday and lasts all day Friday. It could easily be another 1+” soaker for us. The river flood risk remains on the low side but Lake Champlain is still in minor flood stage, rain won’t help things.

Rain ends Friday night and we’re looking at a relatively nice weekend. Highs will be on either side of 60° under a mix of clouds & sun.

Make it a great week!

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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