Weather: Soaking for some, dry for others (9/18 AM)

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Cold Front and Florence Remnants

Good morning!

The remnants of Florence provide a drenching, driving rain along and south of Rt. 4 today. However, points north, where the drought is most severe, it’s bone-dry up until a cold front this afternoon drops a few lighter, spotty showers. Rainfall totals will range from 1-3″ in Bennington and Windham counties, to just a few hundredths of an inch or even a trace to nil near the Canadian border. Such a huge disparity! Unfortunately, a moderate to severe drought persists in northern New York and northern Vermont, without much relief in sight.

Thanks to that cold front, however, everyone can put the mid-September heat behind them. The top temp today is in the mid to upper 70s with a light south wind, shifting to out of the north as the front slides through. Tonight, upper 40s to mid 50s under a mostly to partly cloudy sky. 

Wednesday and Thursday are then much more seasonable and downright Fall-like. The temp maxes out in the 60s with an overnight low between in the 40s. Occasional clouds pass by, with breaks of sun – likely more numerous on Thursday. Our next chance for showers Thursday night into Friday is brought to us courtesy of a warm front, cold front combo.

The heaviest of the rain with this system will be found closer to the actual low pressure itself, in southern to central Quebec. However, both boundaries slide through with a few showers, and possibly an embedded thunderstorm Thursday night and Friday afternoon. Mid 70s Friday, then cooler by the first weekend of Fall, mid 60s.

Have a great day!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault

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