Weather: Sunny summer solstice, wet weather weekend. (6/20/2018)

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Summer Solstice 2018

The last day of Spring was nothing to complain about. Temperatures made it to the upper 70s and even 80° in some places. Thin clouds that have been lingering all day will continue to hang around. A cold front will be moving in overnight Wednesday, bringing some showers, but definitely not a washout. Meanwhile, lows will drop to the upper 40s and low 50s.

As the front moves south early Thursday, a drier air mass takes its place, bringing a beautiful start to summer. Fun fact, the solstice will happen at 6:07am. That is when the sun’s direct rays will be on the Tropic of Cancer. Temperatures will be a little below average, only reaching the upper 60s to lower 70s. But, with decreasing dewpoints, and plentiful sunshine, it will be nothing shy of a comfortable day. Periodic wind gusts are possible around Lake Champlain in the morning but will decrease as the day goes on. 

As high pressure builds in Thursday into Friday, sunny skies will remain for Friday, with temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Clouds start making their way back Friday evening, as another system makes its way east. 

Saturday will start out cloudy, and as of right now, dry until the early afternoon. A warm front will bring light showers off and on throughout the day, but by no means will it be a washout. It will be a little more muggy, with temperatures in the mid 70s.

Steadier rain is possible Saturday night and Sunday, with a slight chance of thunder. The potential of these storms is there, but as of now, they likely will not be severe. The muggies will return Sunday, and temperatures will be in the mid 70s. 

The beginning of the work week looks to be a relief from the wet weekend, with clearing skies Monday, especially to the south. Monday morning will start off cool, but temperatures will bounce back to around the lower 70s. 

Tuesday will be clear, with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Some fair weather clouds will move in Tuesday evening, but overall it will be a great start to the work week!

-Skytracker Weather Intern Sarah Levesque & Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker 

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