I hope everyone had a great Friday! The wind picked up during the afternoon and gusted well over 40mph at times. It also makes flooding a little worse along windward facing shorelines. The Mayor of Plattsburgh tells us the Wilcox Dock area is closed until further notice because of flooding.
The wind will relax by early Saturday but still gust near 15-25mph. Meanwhile, skies remain mostly cloudy with off and on areas of rain, some will be heavy. Temperatures will remain above freezing overnight, lows will be in the mid 30s to low 40s, everything that falls will be plain rain. Another wave of rain will be here Saturday morning but will taper to showers during the afternoon. Saturday’s highs will be in the 40s & low 50s. They’ll occur in northern New York in the morning before falling into the 30s during the afternoon. In fact, we’ll drop fast enough to have some snow mix in over northern New York by dinner time. Highs in Vermont & New Hampshire will be in the late morning & early afternoon before falling through late evening.
Saturday night, lows will drop into the low to mid 30s. Showers will end, some wet snow will mix into valleys as well but it won’t accumulate there. Above 1000′, a light coating is possible and spots above 2000′ may get 1-3″! By Saturday night, widespread rain amounts will run to around .50-1″ in Vermont & New York. New Hampshire will get a little bit more with spots close to 2″. A flood watch is in effect for all of northern New Hampshire through Saturday night. Rivers will rise, minor flooding is possible again especially along the Connecticut River and the Pemigewasset. Rivers will come up in Vermont & New York but should remain within their banks.
Sunday, we start the day dry with a few peeks of sunshine. Sunday afternoon, clouds get thicker and a quick moving system will cross southern Vermont & New Hampshire. It’ll bring scattered showers with it, especially to southern areas. The more north you go, the drier you’ll be. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 40s.
Next Monday will be mostly sunny with highs in the low 50s. Tuesday through next Friday we keep with this cool, showery pattern. Expect a daily shot at showers with highs in the 50s & lows in the 30s.
Have a great weekend!
-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker