Weather: 80s & Stormy to 70s & Comfy (8/3/17)

Day Planner for Friday August 04 2017

Its already Thursday practically Friday, man this week is flying by! We were warm and sunny for the most part but some of you were plagued by slow moving storms. Be careful of standing water near Santa Clara, NY, radar estimates parts of western Franklin county, NY picked up mover 4″ of rain. As has been our set up this week, storms will end as the night goes on, skies will partially clear and we’ll wake up to areas of morning fog. Some of it will be thick, especially if you had rain Thursday afternoon. We’re going to stay warm and muggy overnight, lows will only fall to near 70°. Better have those ACs or window fans going, chances are you’ll need them! The heat and mugginess lingers into Friday and honestly it’ll be similar to Thursday but slightly different.

As the day starts we’re mainly rain free through lunch. During the afternoon a front approaches from the west, entering the St. Lawrence Valley by mid afternoon. Ahead of the front, its going to be warm and muggy again with temperatures well into the 80s. Spotty showers and thunderstorms will also develop, some of these may be strong to severe especially in Northern New York. Late Friday evening through early Saturday, the front will cross the rest of New York, Vermont and New Hampshire bringing a line of storms with it. The severe risk overnight is low but a few strong storms will be possible before midnight Friday. Heavy rain, gusty winds and hail will be our biggest threats. As Friday turns into Saturday we’ll start warm with lows still near 70°.

Saturday morning, our cold front will still be crossing Vermont & New Hampshire. Scattered rain and thunder will continue through the early to mid afternoon. Some storms in eastern Vermont & New Hampshire may be strong to severe during the afternoon. Showers will linger in New York & western Vermont but they likely won’t be strong. As the front pushes east, you’ll know when it goes by your house. Rain will end and it will feel cooler as daytime highs will ‘only’ be the middle to upper 70s. As an added bonus, humidity will go way down too! So you might be able to squeeze dinner out on the deck Saturday night! Planning ahead to Sunday, our only worry is if we packed the sun screen or not. We’re looking at a sunny & 75° day right in face, make plans now! The weekend is on the horizon! 

-Skytracker Weather Intern Lexie Walker & Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker 

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