Weather: Very ‘summer-like’ pattern unfolds (6/26 AM)

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Good morning!

Wednesday kicks off with patchy, dense fog and a mild morning temperature in the mid 50s to mid 60s. Notice more humidity? It is significantly muggier all day, and really, the rest of the week. That means you sweat a little sooner, and it means a daily chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms, too.

Once that fog lifts and clears around mid-morning, it’s mostly sunny for the majority of the day with the temp soaring into the low and mid 80s. Dew point temperatures reach the low to mid 60s, making it feel a tad sticky, but not as steamy or oppressive as a late July day. The wind won’t help much, not terribly refreshing at just 5-10 mph from the south.

Between 3-5 PM, a weak wave arrives from the northwest. Along with daytime heating and that extra dose of moisture in the atmosphere, it will spark scattered clouds and allow for spotty, hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms to bubble up. The severe risk is relatively low, but any one storm could produce brief, strong wind gusts or a downpour, along with small hail.

Tonight, partly cloudy and muggy with a low near 60 degrees. Thursday and Friday are mostly sunny and still warm, low to mid 80s, but rain chances are lower. The northern Champlain Valley and Northeast Kingdom may see a stray shower or storm Thursday night….and southern Vermont and New Hampshire could see one Friday afternoon and evening – but most remain dry.

Have a marvelous Wednesday!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault

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