Weather: Some rain and much cooler air (9/17/2018)

Planner for Tuesday September 18 2018

Burlington got to 87° Monday afternoon. That’s good enough to break the old record high of 86° (2015) and it’s also the 81st day of the year we’ve been at/above 80°. The record number of 80° days in a year is 86, we did that in 2016. I won’t write off more bursts of heat but we’re running out of time to challenge that record.

Monday night, clouds keep getting thicker while the remnants of Florence approach from the southwest and a weak front approaches from the northwest. We’ll have another warm and somewhat muggy night with lows in the middle & upper 60s. Isolated showers are possible by morning in the North Country. Steadier rain is possible from Rutland/Windsor/Sullivan counties to the south. Tuesday, expect isolated to spotty rain over northern Vermont, New York & New Hampshire. This won’t be drought busting or plan canceling stuff. In southern Vermont & New Hampshire, around an inch is possible in Rutland/Windsor/Sullivan counties. Bennington & Windham counties have a chance at 2-3″. Tuesday’s highs will be in the 70s to near 80°.

Tuesday night, showers end and temperatures drop. You’ll have to be careful of areas of fog, especially if you get some rain Tuesday afternoon; lows will be on either side of 50°. Wednesday and Thursday will be beautiful, cool, refreshing days. Expect a mix of sun and clouds each afternoon with highs in the middle & upper 60s.

Thursday night, a warm front lifts north and we get cloudy again with scattered showers. Lows will be around 60°. Friday, a cold front swings through bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms with it. Ahead of the front, highs will still be able to get into the middle & upper 70s. Friday night, showers continue but gradually end. Keep that in mind for high school football, fields may be wet. Rain will end by Saturday morning, we should only be able to squeeze out about .25-.50″ worth. That’s not drought busting but it’ll help, a little.

Saturday and Sunday are trending mainly dry and cooler under a mix of sun & clouds. Highs will be in the mid 60s with lows in the upper 30s & low to mid 40s. 

Have a great week!

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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