Weather: Muggier, Warmer, Rainier (8/17/2017)

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We started Thursday chilly! We woke up to temperatures in the 30s, 40s & 50s. Frosty? Certainly not but well below average (55-60°)! We turned it around under mostly sunny skies and ended up in the 70s. In fact, Lebanon, NH hit 80°!

Thursday night, clouds keep getting thicker and rain is getting closer. Showers and perhaps a thunderstorm will be here by sunrise Friday. Meanwhile, it’ll be much warmer than Thursday morning, most will bottom out around 60°. Rain is here during the morning drive but will become more isolated by mid morning. With the help of some sun, another round will bubble up during the afternoon. Some of the storms after lunch in New York may be stronger with heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds. At this point the severe threat looks low but you need rain gear. Storms in Vermont & New Hampshire will be weaker than New York but downpours are likely. All the while, highs only get into the low to mid 70s. Lighter showers will likely linger into Saturday morning before becoming pinned in the mountains by the afternoon. Valleys will dry out and get close to 80°. Sunday, most will be dry and partly sunny with highs near 80°. I still can’t rule out a stray light shower in the mountains. All in all, don’t cancel your weekend plans.

Are you hoping to see the eclipse on Monday? Mother Nature will cooperate! Expect clear skies and highs in the 80s!

Hope you’re having a great week!

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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