Weather: Heat, Humidity and Strong Storms

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An active weather day is on tap for your work week so let’s get right to it

Heat Advisory:

Today’s temperatures will climb into the upper 80’s to low 90’s, combine that with dew points in the mid to upper 60’s, will make it feel like it’s in the upper 90’s, and downright sticky. If you have long hair like me, it’s a pony tail kind of day… no amount of hairspray can keep the frizzes down on a day like today. The National Weather Service in Burlington has issued a heat advisory from 11AM to 6 PM, so make sure you stay hydrated and limit your sun exposure during the maximum heat of the day.

Strong to Severe Storms:

Showers and storms start to bubble up during the late morning hours, but those are just a precursor to the stronger storms later this afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted all of Vermont and parts of Northern New York and New Hampshire under a slight risk for severe storms later this afternoon.

The strongest storms arrive during the mid-afternoon hours and will be with us through the late evening as a strong cold front crosses the region. A little bit of sunshine during the early afternoon will help to increase the instability in the atmosphere leading to even stronger storms, I like to call the detrimental sun.

The highest threats with these storms will be gusty winds and flash flooding. These storms look to be training thunderstorms, meaning the storms will sit over a certain area for an extended period of time, continuously dumping excessive amounts of water.

The storms continue through the evening hours until the cold front comes crashing through the area, bringing much dryer and cooler air for Tuesday.

Stay weather aware today! Skytracker radar can be found here

Skytracker Meteorologist Haley Bouley

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