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Eye on the Sky

August 30, 2016

Detailed Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy from the Adirondacks and Rt. 4 north, with scattered showers, possibly a thunderstorm, especially in the afternoon. Variable clouds and sun south, with scattered, localized showers or a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s. Winds south to southwest near 10 mph.

Tonight

A good chance of showers north, possibly a thunderstorm, and more scattered south, tapering off west to east later at night. Mild and muggy. Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Southwest winds near 10 mph, diminishing to light and variable in wind-sheltered valleys.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

None.

Extended Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy from the Adirondacks and Rt. 4 north, with scattered showers, possibly a thunderstorm, especially in the afternoon. Variable clouds and sun south, with scattered, localized showers or a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s. Winds south to southwest near 10 mph.

Tonight

A good chance of showers north, possibly a thunderstorm, and more scattered south, tapering off west to east later at night. Mild and muggy. Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Southwest winds near 10 mph, diminishing to light and variable in wind-sheltered valleys.

Thursday

Partly to mostly sunny, with more clouds north, and a few passing showers, mainly over the higher terrain. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s north, and in the 70s south. Winds northwest near 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a spotty mountain shower north. Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s.

Friday

Mostly sunny, mixed with a few afternoon clouds. Highs in the mid 60s to low 70s.

Friday Night

Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s to low 50s.

Saturday

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

None.

Recreational Forecast

General:

Areas of dense fog burning off by mid to late morning. Sunshine, mixed with patches of high clouds. Highs in the 70s to near 80, a few low 80s in the warmer valleys west and south. Light winds, becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Brief:

A seasonably cool, locally foggy start to the day, compliments of high pressure centered just to our south, expected to drift east into the Atlantic, with some high clouds riding across its northern edge over us. Warmer, and eventually more humid air will begin to work around the edge of the high, bringing increasing clouds to northern areas tonight, with a few showers possible late, remaining generally fair in the south. This first push of moisture may move off to our east tomorrow morning, then as a cold front approaches tomorrow afternoon, scattered showers and a few thunderstorms should develop, more so in northern areas, continuing into tomorrow night. The front will move through later tomorrow night, and reach the New England coast Thursday morning. Partly sunny, cooler weather follows, though lingering clouds and a few passing showers are possible in and near the northern mountains. The seasonable cool weather lasts into Saturday, with a bit of a warming trend through the weekend.

Winds:

Winds this morning light and variable, becoming south less than 10 mph, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain less than 1 foot. Winds tonight from the south to southwest 5 to 15 mph, diminishing to light and variable east of the Green Mountains, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain 1 to 2 feet. Winds on Wednesday from the south to southwest 10 to 15 mph, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain 1 to 2 feet. On Thursday, winds from the northwest 5 to 15 mph.***winds and waves may be higher in the vicinity of thunderstorms***For more details on Lake Champlain, go to: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BTV&product=REC&issuedby=BTV

Mountain:

The summits will enjoy sun, occasionally filtered through high clouds today, light winds becoming southwest, and temperatures seasonable. Clouds will be moving in overnight, along with some showers in the northern mountains late. Clouds and some scattered showers north, isolated south Wednesday, may occasionally obscure the highest summits above 4000 feet. Light to moderate west winds, and temperatures on the warm-side. The outlook for Thursday keeps mostly cloudy skies across the northern summits, a few brief showers, while breaks of sun are expected south, a stray shower possible. Winds light from the northwest, and temperatures steady or falling.

Winds Today Thursday
2000ft WSW 10 to 20 mph NW 5 to 15 mph
4000ft W 15 to 25 mph W>NW 10 to 15 mph
6000ft W 30 to 45 mph W>NW 10 to 20 mph
Temperatures Today Thursday
2000ft upper 70s upper 70s
4000ft low 70s 60s
6000ft near 60 50s