Weather: Stormy Friday, Weekend Outlook (6/30/2016)

Planner for Friday July 1 2016

Hey there folks!

Talk about a gorgeous day with temperatures climbing well into the 70s and low 80s. You can thank high pressure for the stunning afternoon!

Thursday night, a very comfortable night on tap with 50s, definitely have those windows open to let in the late June air set in! No ACs!

To start the holiday weekend, a much more active weather day expected Friday. It starts off nice in the morning and through the lunch hour. Meanwhile, the afternoon and evening will be much more unsettled with showers and thunderstorms developing through the heart of the day. There is a slight risk of severe storms capable of putting down small hail, gusty winds and heavy rain. Despite overall dry conditions, flash flooding will be possible if storms start moving over the same areas over and over. Highs Friday will be about the same as Thursday, upper 70s to low 80s. Storms will gradually weaken around sunset (8:41pm) but the threat for heavy rain continues through very early Saturday.

Overall, the weekend looks pretty dry and comfortable. Lighter showers will linger across the north country but they shouldn’t be a bother for evening plans. The more south you are, your Saturday is dry but know that it will be partly to mostly cloudy with highs ‘only’ in the low to mid 70s. Remember, average is about 80° or warmer. 

Sunday looks great for everyone. There may be some periodic cloudiness over northern New York, Vermont & New Hampshire but the day will be dry. I can’t rule out a stray mountain shower over the summits but it’s safe to say 95% of us will have a dry July 3rd. That’s great news for the Burlington Independence Day Celebration at the waterfront Sunday night! There may be some clouds early but as you’re filing into Waterfront Park, there will be a decent amount of sun with temperatures in the low to mid 70s. The fireworks start around 9:30pm, temperatures will be in the mid 60s and dropping steadily through the show. You won’t need umbrellas but you may need sleeves.

Monday will be pleasant, sunny and warm with highs near 80°. Parades, bbqs and fireworks displays happen without any weather related issues. Temperatures at sunset Monday will be falling into the 60s under clear skies. Make it a great holiday, Mother Nature is trying her best to help us out!

Tuesday through the middle of next week, we stay warm and dry with highs in the low 80s.

-Meteorologist Sean Parker & Skytracker Intern Tyler Hall

Enjoy your Thursday evening!

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