Weather: Kicking Off Meteorological Fall (9/1 AM)

Start of Meteorological Fall

Good morning!

Happy Friday and happy ‘meteorological’ Fall! That’s September, October and November. This month, the average high temp in Burlington drops 12° and we lose quite a lot of daylight. We’ll be saying a quick ‘see ya later’ to Summer-like weather early this month with a chilly Friday and Friday night, but those warmer temperatures return for Labor Day.

Friday, on the heels of yesterday’s cold front, it’s mostly sunny with a high temp in the upper 50s to low 60s and with a blustery northwest wind of 10-20 mph. The Northeast Kingdom may see clouds linger on and off. Tonight, that wind dies down under mostly clear skies. The temp slides all the way down to the low 40s and mid 30s. 

Saturday is a calmer day with mostly sunny skies and a top temp approaching 70°. Sunday, wet weather returns as an upper level trough scoops up the remnants of Harvey from the Ohio River Valley and sends that moisture to the Northeast. Periods of light to moderate rain may produce rain totals up to around 1″.

Early next week, we quiet down on Labor Day with a break from the rain for most. Showers may linger during the morning over the Northeast Kingdom and in New Hampshire, but there won’t be much rain to go by that point. It’s a partly sunny day with a high temp in the upper 70s, warm! Tuesday, our next cold front moves through bringing showers (and possibly a few thunderstorms). After another day in the mid to upper 70s, the temp drops to near 70° midweek with continued opportunities for showers.

The Champlain Valley Fair is winding down, but not before one last fantastic weekend of rides, music, food and agriculture! We’re your official forecast and it looks really lovely for Friday and Saturday. Fall-like Friday with a cool top temp and a breezy northwest wind. Milder Saturday, but with sunshine both days. Pack the rain jacket Sunday; it gets soggy on the last day.

Have a phenomenal weekend!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Lindquist

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