After much anticipation, I think it’s easy enough to say summer has finally arrived to the North Country and northern New England in general. Warm temperatures seem to be the norm now, along with a daily chance at an afternoon shower or thunderstorm.
Wednesday, the temperature reaches into the upper 80s, even nearing 90 degrees, with a light west wind and uninterrupted sunshine through midday. This afternoon, fair weather cumulus clouds bubble up over higher terrain with a slim shot at an isolated afternoon shower or thunderstorm. Most stay dry, but even if you get caught in a downpour, it will be quick and not terribly inconvenient. Light west wind around 5-10 mph.
Tonight, enjoy that July 3rd Independence Celebration in Burlington, but before you go, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! The temp still hovers near 80 degrees even once the sun goes down. The sky will be partly cloudy to mostly clear as the temp eventually falls into the 60s and 50s overnight.
Tomorrow, first off, happy Fourth of July! It is another scorcher with a high in the low 90s, blazing early July sun and little wind. There is once again a small shot at an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Friday, we’ll get a repeat performance with the sun and heat, before more numerous showers and thunderstorms arrive to take us into the first half of the weekend.
Have a fantastic day! Enjoy the fireworks!
-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault