Weather: Friday & Weekend Outlook (5/5/2016)

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Bark for Life Official Forecast as of May 5 2016

A slow moving area of low pressure to our south continues to churn up the atmosphere. It provided more clouds on Thursday than anything else but it was a less than perfect day. Highs were still able to get into the low 60s in many spots with only a few areas of very light showers. Southern Vermont & New Hampshire were a bit cooler, only reaching the low to mid 50s. Thursday night remains quiet and mostly cloudy; lows fall into the middle 40s by Friday morning.

The first half of Friday looks good. Some breaks in the clouds will allow us to see at least some sun, highs will get tossed well into the 60s through the afternoon. Gray skies expand from south to north after lunch with a few showers in southern Vermont & New Hampshire during the afternoon. The north country should remain dry while the sun is up. This remains great news for the American Cancer Society’s event, Bark For life. It happens Friday evening at Technology Park in South Burlington. Temperatures when things get going around 5pm will be in the 60s with off and on clouds. I’ll be out there doing weather live during our evening newscasts with my Jack Russell, Carter. We’d love to see you! Later in the night, some light rain will be possible across northern Vermont, New York & New Hampshire but you’re not getting rained out. Friday night lows will fall into the upper 40s.

The same sluggish area of low pressure will start to move north/northeast Saturday. A few light showers may drift it and out during the day but most rain should be on the lighter side and short lived. It shouldn’t get in the way of Burlington Kids Day. It happens at the Burlington Waterfront Saturday from 10am-3pm. I can’t lock in a completely dry day, I just don’t want anyone to be surprised by a few light rain drops around. Otherwise, the weather should be pretty nice. Clouds will be off and on and temperatures will climb well into the 60s. Many of us from Local 22/44 will be out there. Amanda, Torrance and I will be doing a few science experiments, one of them involves fire! You’ll also be able to color the meteorologists, to find out what that means, you’ll have to come out!

The rainiest part of the next 24-48 hours will be Saturday night and Sunday morning. A cold front will march west to east and provide widespread rain and perhaps a few thunderstorms through the first half of Mother’s Day. Steadier rain will start to taper off Sunday evening but Mother’s Day plans are best enjoyed indoors on Sunday. Temperatures will get knocked down into the 50s for highs and it’ll be breezy. Sorry Mom 🙁 We’re dry again by Monday and Tuesday with another shot at some rain on Wednesday.

Hope to see you out and about the next 2 days!

-Meteorologist Sean Parker

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