Thursday afternoon featured a solid mix of sun and clouds but what you noticed the most was how much colder it was! Some call it refreshing, others call it too cold, I call it incredible. Afternoon temperatures only got into the 60s. Adding to that, winds behind our cold front were gusting near 20-40mph. Thursday night, the wind will calm down in the Adirondacks but continue to some degree in Vermont. That opens the door for areas of frost in mid & high elevation places in northern New York. Almost everyone else in Vermont & New Hampshire should stay in the upper 30s & low 40s. The exception may be the Northeast Kingdom. If you’ve still got sensitive veggies out, cover em up or bring em in.
Friday will be mostly sunny and cool; highs will be lucky to get to 60°! We’ll watch a clipper slide south, mainly across New York late Friday afternoon through early Saturday. Most rain should stay west of us but there is a small chance for a shower or three. Rain will start in the St. Lawrence Valley around 4-6pm. Western & southern Vermont see the showers start well after sunset. Outside of an isolated shower, northern Vermont won’t see much wet weather. Those that do, it won’t soak any high school football games but it may be enough to make it feel a little extra raw. Showers may linger in southern Vermont & New Hampshire very early Saturday but they’ll be gone by 9-10am. Over the rest weekend, sunshine continues and highs struggle to get into the low 60s. Sunday is October 1st, and it’ll feel like it. If cooler weather isn’t your thing, long term trends put us back close to 80° by later next week. Enjoy!
-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker