With mostly to partly sunny skies for Friday and cool afternoon high temperatures around 70 degrees, it’s shaping up to be a beautiful kickoff to the holiday weekend.
An upper level ridge takes hold of the northeastern United States for the next few days, bringing a mix of sun and clouds and gradually warming temperatures. For Friday, we’re still feeling the effects of our midweek cold front. Temperatures will reach into just the upper 60s and low 70s with a north breeze of 5-10 mph. Friday night, mostly clear and nearly calm. Overnight lows bottom out in the low 50s valleys and mid 40s across the higher terrain.
Then on Saturday, it’s just a touch milder. Mostly sunny skies can be expected throughout the day with a high temp in the mid 70s. Headed out to the Champlain Valley Fair? It will be absolutely gorgeous! Rascal Flatts concert goers may want a light sweater as temperatures dip into the upper 50s Saturday night.
The forecast for Sunday and Monday is somewhat more difficult to predict, especially across southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire. Across northern New York and northern Vermont, it’s mostly to partly sunny and warm again; highs near 80 degrees. For southern counties, there may be more clouds overhead and perhaps a few showers depending on where the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine end up along the eastern seaboard.
Hermine is not a major concern for our immediate area. However, with the system expected to park off the southern New England coast, beach erosion and dangerous rip currents are anticipated from Virginia Beach in the mid-Atlantic all the way north to the Massachusetts coastline.
Have a fantastic day and an even better weekend!
-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Lindquist