Monday lived up to its name of being gloomy, gray and damp. I tend to think days like this are good sometimes, especially when sunny and 70° is right around the corner. 🙂 Monday night, we stick with a gray trend, especially the more south you go. Dry air is trying to sink in from the north, mainly in northern New York. Where clouds break, fog will get rather thick, be careful along state highways like 11 from Champlain, NY westbound. In Vermont & New Hampshire, clouds will stay stubborn with areas of fog and mist developing overnight. Temperatures will be slow to fall, we’ll wake up in the upper 40s & low 50s.
Tuesday will be gray, especially early with a gradual increase in sunshine through the day. The more north and west you are, you’ll see more sun. The more south and east you are, you’ll have clouds longer. Either way, the day will be dry and comfortable. Highs will be in the 60s; low 60s in cloudy spots, upper 60s in sunnier spots.
High pressure will take control and give us an unbelievable stretch of weather Wednesday to Friday. Skies will be sunny with highs will be in the low to mid 70s each day; lows will be near 50°. Remember, average highs are in the low 60s, average lows are in the low 40s!
The weekend gets a little more iffy, it all depends on where Hurricane Matthew goes. As of Monday evening, it’s still a category 4 hurricane inching due north at 7mph. We’re growing more confident it will ride up the southeast coast through the beginning of the weekend. The center of the storm will likely be just off Florida’s east coast Thursday and somewhere near the Carolinas on Saturday. Where it goes from there is largely uncertain. One model (the ever reliable euro) takes Matthew out to sea and isn’t a bother to the northeast. Another model (the GFS), takes Matthew closer to the northeast as a weaker storm but it would provide for periods of heavy rain and wind, especially Sunday. This is another one we’re keeping a close eye on because the uncertainty here is very large.
For now, enjoy the weather this week, there should be no complaints. Except if your well is having issues like mine. The well company couldn’t tell be definitively if my well is having trouble keeping up with demand because of our drought situation, but it’s getting worse. I’d love some of Matthew’s rain to come this way, without the destruction. We shall see.
-Meteorologist Sean Parker