Active weather is moving east out of eastern New Hampshire this evening, and we are left with only a few showers and possibly a weak thunderstorm overnight. Over the past few days the region has seen anywhere from 2-5″ of rainfall, which has led to saturated ground that can’t handle the additional rain. The forecast has a quiet period for Sunday into mid next week. Outside of a few weak showers we are dry for the 3rd and 4th of July. Come late next week we are keeping an eye on the potential for another unsettled period with more rain to return to the forecast.
While the rain is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean the flood threat will end just as quickly. Creeks, streams, and rivers will be slower to respond and likely crest late tonight and early Sunday morning before receding. Areas of concern are the Winooski River at Waterbury and Essex, along with the Mad River in Moretown. Of course there are several smaller tributaries that are running high this evening, those still need to be monitored. If you do travel out tonight be aware of flooded roadways, and never cross a flooded road.
Tonight: Mostly to partly cloudy, stray shower or weak thunderstorm as a cold front moves east of the region. A few areas of patchy fog will likely develop. Overnight night low mid 60s. Wind: Southwest 5-10mph.
Sunday: Any morning fog will burn off, and we are left with mostly to partly sunny skies. A welcomed change to the soggy forecast. A stray shower is possible, but we are looking at a low chance. Daytime high of 83°. Wind: West 10mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, and a stray shower possible. Overnight low near the low 60s.
Monday: A mix of sun and clouds, a spot shower or two early. Weather is still looking great for the big fireworks display on the Burlington Waterfront! Daytime high near 80°.
4th of July: Mix of sun and clouds, and dry! Daytime high mid 70s.
Have a relaxing and safe holiday weekend!
-SkyTracker Meteorologist Torrance Gaucher