Good evening, Monday was lovely! I hope you got outside and enjoyed it. Highs jumped into the upper 70s and low 80s with nothing but abundant sunshine in place. Unfortunately, that looks to change for the wetter as we head into Tuesday. Monday night we’ll be partly to mostly cloudy with temperatures falling into mid & upper 50s. Most remain dry overnight but as we head into early Tuesday Morning, rain begins to work its way into northern New York. After the sun comes up, rain will spread into Vermont and New Hampshire. During the afternoon, the rain is fairly widespread with downpours from time to time. A few thunderstorms will also get mixed in but we’re not expecting severe weather. Meanwhile, high temperatures in New York and western Vermont will climb into the middle 70s with some afternoon drying. East of the Green Mountains, clouds & rain will keep temperatures in the mid 60s. It won’t be the soaker we had last week but rain will add up to around .25 – .50″. The flood threat is low but rivers, creeks, and streams are already running high and fast. If you want to go swimming, it’s best to keep your distance until we get some prolonged dry weather.
Once we get through the rain on Tuesday, a more classic summer pattern takes over. Wednesday and Thursday look to be mostly dry, sunny and warm days. High temperatures will easily climb into the low and mid 80s with spotty afternoon thunderstorms. The threat of severe weather remains low but downpours, lightning, and gusty winds are possible in the strongest storms. Remember, if you’re close enough to hear thunder, you’re close enough to get struck by lightning. Mugginess will increase, it won’t be oppressive but you’ll definitely notice it, especially overnight. Lows will we’re sleeping will only fall into the low to mid 60s.
Another batch of widespread rain arrives Friday night through Saturday.
Enjoy the week!
-Skytracker Weather Intern Peter Kvietkauskas & Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker