High pressure continues to settle in this weekend providing perfectly quiet weather for most of us through early next week. We’re trending a little warmer than previous forecasts but we don’t feel the warmth until the afternoon. The mornings will actually be a bit chilly, especially Saturday. We’ve got a solid chance at widespread middle & upper 40s by Saturday morning. The closer you are to Lake Champlain, the less chilly you’ll be but Burlington will still dance around 50°. We’re splitting hairs here, Saturday will start chilly whether you’re 45° or 51°. Highs Saturday and Sunday will get into the middle & upper 70s. Labor Day will be warmer but still pleasant; highs will be pushing near 80° under a partly to mostly sunny sky. All systems go for a beautiful finish to the Champlain Valley Fair, enjoy!
If you’re staying in the north country Labor Day weekend there shouldn’t be any weather problems. However, if you’re in southern Vermont/New Hampshire or are going to the Atlantic coast, you need to keep paying attention to Hermine. As of Friday evening, Hermine is bringing soaking rain to the Carolinas. It will continue to move east/northeast and eventually move over the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday. The storm will likely intensify back into a hurricane as it slowly moves north off the coast of New Jersey by Monday morning. From there, Hermine will have no where to go and it’s expected to stall and bring battering surf and strong wind from Delaware to coastal Connecticut. The potential exists for devastating coastal erosion, especially in New Jersey. Impacts for Vermont and New Hampshire will be limited to additional clouds and perhaps a few showers in southern parts of those states on Labor Day. Otherwise, dry air and sunshine dominate our weather until Thursday when our next cold front gets here. It’ll bring scattered showers and a few thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and Friday.
Have a great weekend!
-Meteorologist Sean Parker