Weather: More storms, slightly less heat (8/6/2018)

Planner for Tuesday August 7 2018

After hitting 91° on Sunday, Burlington was right back at it Monday afternoon. Mercury at the airport soared to 95°, that’s good enough for a record high and the 13th 90+° day of the year!

Storms were hard to come by during the afternoon and they will likely remain few and far between overnight. You’ve got a better chance at seeing rain in northern New York and northern Vermont. Luckily the severe threat is pretty much nil but when it rains, it’ll pour. Meanwhile, it’s still very warm and humid, lows will only drop into the upper 60s & low 70s.

Tuesday, scattered showers and thunderstorms will blossom. Some of them during the late morning and early afternoon will be strong to severe. Heavy rain, damaging wind and frequent lightning will be put down by the strongest cores. Between storms, highs will get into the 80s in northern New York, Vermont & New Hampshire. Burlington will NOT have a heatwave this time. In southern Vermont & parts of the Upper Valley, rain gets to you later so highs will still be able to get upper 80s & low 90s.

Tuesday night, most storms end but spotty showers will linger a little longer overnight. It also stays warm and muggy with lows around 70°. Wednesday, we’ll get a solid mix of sun & clouds with only isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humidity comes down a little and highs make it into the low 80s.

Thursday & Friday, a couple showers here or there can’t be ruled out but it will likely be dry most of the time. Highs will stay a little above normal, near 84°. Over the weekend, we’re keeping an eye on an area of low pressure that will bring another round of rain. Specifics on it are difficult to pin down. As of now, i’d keep your plans but be ready to make adjustments.

Have a great week!

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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