Weather: Quiet now, warm later (4/16/2019)

Planner for Wednesday April 17 2019

Tuesday night, the wind will be calming down while skies clear. Lows will get chilly but not overly cold; we’re waking up in the 20s and 30s. Wednesday will be the nicest day of the week, by a wide margin! High pressure will be right over us providing lots of sun, lighter winds and highs near normal in the mid 50s .

The quiet mid-week is good news for our current flood risk. Water levels have come down but most bodies of water are still running high. In fact, a few are still at or above minor flood stage. The Barton River at Coventry, the Connecticut at Dalton, NH and the Otter Creek at Center Rutland all have flood warnings attached to them as of Tuesday night. The Barton and Otter Creek will fall below flood stage by Wednesday afternoon but it will take a little longer for the Connecticut. For those wondering, Lake Champlain is sitting at around 99′. Flood stage is 100′.

Thursday through early next week we’ll have a daily shot at rain with the steadiest/heaviest rain Friday night through Sunday morning. Showers on Thursday will be focused mainly in the morning with a dry but breezy afternoon. Highs will make it into the low to mid 50s with gusts over 20mph. Rounds of off & on showers will then continue Thursday night through Friday afternoon. Friday’s highs will soar into the 60s & 70s behind strong southwest winds gusting over 30mph! Friday night, widespread rain takes over and lasts through Sunday morning. Some of the rain will come down hard, the flood threat will need to be monitored again. Rain will become more showery Sunday afternoon with highs in the low 60s.

Have a great week!

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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