Rain is just about done for all Wednesday night. Temperatures will be falling into the 50s by early Thursday morning. The wind will also be light under clearing skies. It opens the door for fog to form, especially in river valleys and in areas that saw rain Wednesday afternoon. Some of it may be thick in spots, be careful.
Sunrise Thursday is at 5:12am, fog will thin out steadily through the morning and pave the way for a gorgeous afternoon. Expect sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s & low 80s. Humidity will stay nice and comfortable. Thursday night, skies will stay clear and lows will fall to around 60° by Friday morning.
Our next cold front arrives Friday, but not until later in the day. Friday morning and early afternoon will be quiet, sunny and dry. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s around lunch before clouds thicken up and showers and storms spread east. We’re not expecting a robust severe threat, but similar to Wednesday, a couple storms may try to put down heavy rain, small hail and strong wind gusts. Showers and storms will linger into later Friday night before tapering after midnight.
For the most part, the holiday weekend looks good. Lighter showers will linger on Saturday under partly to mostly sunny skies but the day won’t be a wash. Highs will be cooler, only reaching the low 70s. I like to call that, ‘comfortably cool’. A stubborn area of low pressure will meander just north of us on Sunday keeping off and on clouds around and perhaps an isolated shower near the international border. Otherwise, we’re not looking at any soakers or anything that will get in the way of any bbq plans. Sunday afternoon highs get into the upper 70s. Any showers that get going will fizzle away as the sun goes down. All systems go for fireworks displays Sunday night! That includes the big Independence Day Celebration at the Burlington Waterfront. Lauren and I will be out there starting around 4:30pm, come say hello! The fireworks don’t start until around 9:30, similar to last year, temperatures will be falling into the 60s by then, it’ll be dry but you might need sleeves.
Monday will be very close to perfect under mostly sunny skies and highs near 80°. We’re watching closely a storm that will be moving close to southern New England and the Mid-Atlantic Tuesday and Wednesday. Current trends have it sliding well south of us, but if it decided to take a slight jog to the north, we may have to add in a few showers. However unlikely that is, I just wanted you to be aware. Right now the forecast is dry with highs in the low 80s.
-Meteorologist Sean Parker