I hope everyone had a great weekend and an even better Monday. River flooding continues along the Barton River near Coventry and the Connecticut River from roughly Groveton, NH to Haverhill, NH. Minor flooding is also occurring along the shores of Lake Champlain. Flood warnings continue for those rivers and Lake Champlain until further notice; it will take quite a while for water levels to drop. Snowmelt is a big reason why the flood risk was/is so high. Last Wednesday, April 17, there was 108″ (9 feet) on the top of Mt. Mansfield. As of Monday evening, the depth was down to 83″!
Monday night, light to moderate rain remains possible in eastern Vermont & most of New Hampshire. The rest of the North Country will remain dry under partly to mostly cloudy skies, lows will be in the upper 30s & low 40s. Any rain will be long gone by daybreak Tuesday and skies will begin to partially clear; expect a mix of sun and clouds after lunch with highs in the 60s. Tuesday evening through Wednesday, a cold front moves through. It’ll bring clouds, scattered showers, and cooler air. Lows Tuesday night will be in the middle & high 40s but Wednesday’s highs will struggle; we’ll only get to the high 40s & low 50s. Skies will stay mostly cloudy with spotty light rain lingering through dinner time. Most of that light rain will be over northern areas, the more south you go, the drier you’ll be.
Thursday will trend partly sunny and seasonable with highs in the upper 50s. Friday through early next week, rain returns. The steadiest rain will be Friday with off and on showers Saturday & Sunday; highs stay in the low to mid 50s
Have a great week!
-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker