Weather: Sunshine Returns Wednesday Afternoon (8/17)

Sunshine Returns Wednesday Afternoon

Good Wednesday morning!

After a soggy Tuesday, Wednesday starts with a few morning sprinkles under overcast skies. By Wednesday afternoon, however, mostly to partly sunny skies return with a rat6her quiet finish to the work week.

Temperatures on Wednesday reach the upper 70s to near 80 degrees with a northwest wind, breezy at times, from 5 to 15 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy with a low in the mid 60s. 

Heading toward the weekend, we kick off a warming trend that peaks on Saturday and Sunday with high temperatures in the upper 80s, to near 90 degrees. Most of that period, Wednesday through early Sunday, is dry and sunny; with one exception, Thursday. 

Thursday afternoon, a very weak surface trough slides through the North Country bringing a spattering of showers and an increase in cloud cover. Rain isn’t expected to be all that heavy and the variables necessary to produce thunderstorms are not all that impressive.

That would make Sunday afternoon through Monday our next best shot at showers. A frontal system will bring rain at some point during this period, closing out the weekend. Timing and rainfall amounts are still a little fuzzy with regards to forecast models, but a better idea should be had over the next few days.

Happy Hump Day! Halfway to the weekend!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Lindquist

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