Weather: Welcome to May (4/30/2019)

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Planner for Wednesday May 1 2019

Tuesday night, dry weather continues under partly cloudy skies; lows will be in the low to mid 30s. That’s cold enough for patchy frost to form. If you’ve got any potted plants outside or if you’ve got any sensitive veggies already in the ground, keep them warm tonight. Wednesday will start quiet but spotty showers return Wednesday afternoon, highs will hover near 50°. Wednesday night through Thursday morning, showers become widespread. Some light snow may mix in over the higher terrain again but for most, it’s plain raw rain with lows close to 40°. Steady rain will gradually taper to showers and end by Thursday afternoon; highs will be in the mid 50s. Yet another wave of rain slides by Thursday night through early Saturday. If you’re already making weekend plans, most of Saturday looks good for all of us. Expect a mix of sun & clouds during the afternoon with highs on either side of 60°. Sunday, spotty showers are possible in southern Vermont & New Hampshire while the rest of the North Country stays dry. Highs will be in the low 60s.

Additional waves of rain this week will cause rivers to slightly rise but they should stay within their banks. There’s a greater risk for flooding along Lake Champlain. As it stands, it’s already in minor flood stage. Flooding continues along the Burlington Waterfront and the Wilcox Dock area remains closed in Plattsburgh. It’s possible this week’s rain will push the lake into moderate flood stage resulting in extensive lowland and road flooding along the lake. Those impacts wouldn’t be felt until late week, we will be monitoring it closely.

I hope you’re having a great week

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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