Weather Blog: Wind really kicks up overnight

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Good evening! Happy Friday!

Despite a bitter, unseasonably cold morning, the temp rebounded nicely to 65-70 degrees this afternoon under a stunning sunny sky. Did you notice the wind pick up this evening, though? That’s a sign of big changes as we slide into the weekend.

Overnight, that wind strengthens, becoming sustained at 10 to even 25 mph with gusts exceeding 30-40 mph. The strongest gusts will be through the Champlain Valley. As a result of that increasing south wind, and clouds advancing from west to east, temps won’t fall quite as far tonight. Overnight lows of 50-60 degrees should be anticipated over northern New York and western Vermont, with lows of 40-50 degrees east of the Green Mountains.

Between midnight and sunrise, an area of scattered showers will roll in. Rain will mainly be light, and if it’s moderate, very brief, and showery in nature; totaling less than one-quarter or even one-tenth of an inch. The temp tomorrow stalls in the upper 60s to around 70 degrees. Clouds decrease in the afternoon behind a departing cold front with that strong wind settling after sunset.

Sunday is much quieter and drier with a partly sunny sky overhead. The temp reaches the 50s Sunday morning, then returns to the low 70s by the afternoon. A stray shower or two is possible late Sunday night into Monday, though most stay dry.

Have a great night and an even better weekend!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault

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