Weather: Welcome October! (9/29/2017)

Planner for Saturday September 30 2017

We’re working a clipper through the northeast Friday night. It will spread some light rain into New York, Vermont & New Hampshire. Rain will have a hard time reaching the northern Champlain Valley & Northeast Kingdom. I can’t rule out a sprinkle or three in those spots but you’re not getting soaked. If you live near the Canadian border in Vermont or New York, you’re dry. In east central New York, central & southern Vermont & New Hampshire spotty showers will be around through early Saturday morning. Rain totals won’t add up to much, generally less than a 1/2″ at the most. Otherwise, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with lows in the low to mid 40s.

Saturday morning, clouds will be stubborn, especially south of Montpelier. Don’t be shocked if you’ve got some light showers around before 10am. North of Montpelier, you’ll start dry, quiet and partly sunny. Saturday afternoon, clouds will be gone everywhere and we’re all mostly sunny. Highs will be struggling, we’ll only get to around 60°. Saturday night, skies stay clear, the wind remains calm and things get frosty. The Champlain Valley and other warmer valleys will drop to around 40° overnight; too warm for frost. Elsewhere in Vermont & New York, lows will fall into the low to mid 30s. That’s cold enough for patchy frost; cover up or bring in your sensitive veggies. Sunday afternoon, October 1, we turn it around and highs get into the mid 60s under lots of sun.

Next week, we’re getting warmer day by day. Monday we get to 70°. Wednesday & Thursday we get close to 80°! Our best shot at rain arrives Thursday & Friday. There’s still some timing disagreement on when our next front & rain will arrive.

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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