Records have been falling left and right with this historic heat wave throughout the Northeast. A very weak cold front may provide the slightest bit of reprieve today, but I would hardly call it cool and comfortable. After a cloudy start with a few spotty showers, skies clear yielding to plenty of sunshine.
The temp moves from the 70s on up to the upper 80s and low 90s this afternoon – still hot, but markedly cooler than yesterday’s upper 90s. Heat index values though will reach into the mid and upper 90s through broad valleys with dew point temperatures in the 60s. That too is an improvement off yesterday’s oppressive 70s. Light southwest wind, shifting to out of the northwest.
It should be a beautiful and toasty evening on the Burlington waterfront for the July 3rd Independence Day Celebration. Lather on the sunscreen and hydrate both before you head out and while you’re there. Tonight, mostly clear with more comfortable sleeping weather; lows in the 60s.
Wednesday, the Fourth of July, is mostly sunny and scorching with a top temp in the mid and upper 90s. Light and variable wind. After that, just one more day of 90+ degree high temps in this stretch with a cold front zeroing in on the North Country by late Thursday. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms to stick around into Friday morning, then clearing. Near 80 degrees Friday afternoon with a partly, becoming mostly sunny sky. This weekend will be an absolute treat! Mid 70s Saturday to low 80s Sunday with noticeably less humidity and ample blue sky – not obscured by yucky haze either! Enjoy!
Have an awesome day! Stay cool!
-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault