Widespread rain and wind will continue through Friday morning. Meanwhile, we’ll be falling into the 40s & 50s. It’ll be cooler (40s) east of the Greens and warmer (50s) west of the Greens. Steady rain keeps falling during your morning drive but turns more showery after lunch. I can’t rule out a few rumbles of thunder but there’s no risk of severe weather. It’ll be another .75 – 1+” Friday soaker for us; the fourth rainy Friday in a row. The river flood risk remains low but Lake Champlain is still in minor flood stage. Strong south winds will be gusting over 30mph. That will push water onto south facing shorelines. Places like South Hero and Rouses Point may approach moderate flood stage during the day Friday.
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 10am to 3pm 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 but it does mean a wet start to next week. Happy Mother’s Day mom!
The weekend is in view!
-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker