“Pumpkin Spice Thursday” lived up to its name! Only a few spots in southern Vermont & New Hampshire got close to 70°. Burlington missed 70° for the first time since July 10; Thursday’s high was 66°. Thursday night, we’ve got the perfect cold air recipe; clear skies, dry air and calm winds. It’ll lead to some patchy frost in the Adirondacks and the Northeast Kingdom; lows there will be in the upper 20s & low 30s. A frost advisory has been issued, especially for the deeper and protected valleys. The biggest worry with this round of frost is for sensitive plants that are left outside. You’re better off taking them in if you don’t want them damaged. Elsewhere, patchy fog will form and some of it will be thick during the Friday morning drive. Outside of the frosty spots, overnight lows will drop mainly into the upper 30s & low 40s; Champlain Valley included. It’s not frosty, but it’s still plenty cold! Friday, we’ll get back into the low 70s under sun drenched skies, it’ll be a stunning way to end the week. If you’re playing or cheering under the Friday Night Lights, temperatures at kick-off around 7 will be in the upper 60s. We’ll cool gradually into the low 60s by the end of the game. Over the weekend, we get another couple shots at wet weather. Based on the latest models, most of Saturday is still looking pretty good. Expect plenty of sun and highs in the low to mid 70s from breakfast to lunch. However, expect scattered showers later in the day and they’re going to linger overnight and for the better part of Sunday. That means you’ll need umbrellas and wipers ready to go for Saturday night plans Meanwhile, skies will stay partly to mostly cloudy and highs will be in the low to mid 70s both days. The forecast waters are still a little muddy regarding what’s going to happen early next week. At this point, our models are suggesting at least some clearing, but I’m not 100% sold on the idea just yet. For that reason, I’m leaving a small chance at a shower or three on Monday and Tuesday before we get sunny and 75° again on Wednesday.
Have a great week!
-Meteorologist Sean Parker