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Weather: Wednesday storms, cooler Thursday (6/12/2018)

Tuesday's weather was pretty close to summer perfection. The thing that made it less than perfect was the wind; we had widespread gusts of 20-35mph. Otherwise, it was sunny and warm! Tuesday night, we're dry, mild and still a little breezy; lows will be in the upper 50s & low 60s.

Wednesday, we get a hit of much needed rain. Scattered showers will be around in the morning and early afternoon. There may be a couple rumbles of thunder but we're not concerned with severe weather during this time but southerly winds are going at 10-15mph. Highs will get into the 70s & low 80s and you'll notice it's a little stickier. Our small severe risk comes with a strong cold front entering the St. Lawrence Valley after 5pm. A line of storms will march east across northern New York, approaching the Champlain Valley by around 8pm. The strongest storms in the line may put down damaging wind, heavy rain, small hail and lightning. As the storms move into eastern New York & western Vermont around sunset, they will be weakening. That weakening process will continue across the rest of Vermont & New Hampshire through midnight but downpours, lightning & gusts near 30-40mph will remain threats.

Showers and clouds will linger on Thursday. Some of you will call the day refreshing, others will call it cool and raw. Expect highs to stay in the 60s behind a swift northwest wind and scattered plain rain showers, the warmest part of the day will be before noon. As rain ends Thursday night, we're looking at a 2-day rain total of about .25-.50" but there may be isolated higher amounts in northern Vermont & New York. It's rain that we really need but it will only put a small dent in our developing drought.

High pressure takes over Friday through Father's Day on Sunday, that means it'll be sunny! Highs will flirt with 80° Friday & Saturday and mugginess stays comfortable. Father's Day will feel like the heart of summer with highs in the middle 80s and it's going to be a bit sticky. The wind will kick back up again, that might help it feel a little less humid. The Lake Monsters open Centennial Monday, there will be scattered showers and thunderstorms around. Here's hoping we can squeeze the game in!

Have a great week!

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker


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