Weather: That ‘Florida’ feeling sticks around (8/2 AM)

Thursday August 2nd

Good morning!

Muggy and warm? Yep. Stubborn clouds? You bet. Daily shot at showers and thunderstorms? Of course. Northern New England and New York continue to mirror the Gulf Coast this week with an unchanging weather pattern.

Thursday brings a few morning showers, then an overall drier afternoon but with stubborn clouds only yielding to a partly sunny sky. Without any big front or low pressure system, or even a weak disturbance, there’s not much forcing for afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Temps reach the low to mid 80s with a west breeze of 5 to 10 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy. Mid 60s to near 70 degrees.

Friday, a shortwave trough moves up from the south with a big slug of moisture. This, by the afternoon, creates a pocket of moderate to even heavy showers. Locally heavy downpours could lead some rainfall totals for the day to top out in the 1-1.5″ range across southern and central Vermont and New Hampshire. There’s also a chance for some stronger to even marginally severe thunderstorms between lunch and dinner time. Farther north, showers and thunderstorms will be more scattered, fewer and farther in between. Low 80s. Light south wind.

Saturday, the upper level trough is slow to clear with another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms popping up with daytime heating. This time, the focus is a smidge farther north, over northeastern New York and into northern Vermont. Mid 80s. Sunday and Monday, drier but hotter, upper 80s to near 90 degrees. 

Have a great day!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault

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