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Eye on the Sky

May 24, 2016

Detailed Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny in the St. Lawrence Valley and northern Adirondacks, mixing with clouds in the Champlain Valley and the rest of Quebec, with a spotty shower, highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Mostly cloudy south, and from the Green Mountains east, with scattered, passing showers or an isolated thunderstorm, more numerous south. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s, coolest south. Winds light, becoming north near 10 mph.

Tonight

Any evening showers tapering off. Gradual clearing, with some patchy river valley fog. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Winds light, becoming south to southwest up to 10 mph, west of the Green Mountains, gusting to 20 mph near Lake Champlain.

Wednesday

Sunshine, mixed with clouds, becoming mostly cloudy north in the afternoon, with a chance of scattered, hit-or-miss showers or a thunderstorm. Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s. Winds south to southwest, becoming west near 10 mph, a few gusts to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Any evening showers ending, otherwise partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph in the evening, decreasing to less than 10 mph after midnight.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

None.

Extended Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny in the St. Lawrence Valley and northern Adirondacks, mixing with clouds in the Champlain Valley and the rest of Quebec, with a spotty shower, highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Mostly cloudy south, and from the Green Mountains east, with scattered, passing showers or an isolated thunderstorm, more numerous south. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s, coolest south. Winds light, becoming north near 10 mph.

Tonight

Any evening showers tapering off. Gradual clearing, with some patchy river valley fog. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Winds light, becoming south to southwest up to 10 mph, west of the Green Mountains, gusting to 20 mph near Lake Champlain.

Wednesday

Sunshine, mixed with clouds, becoming mostly cloudy north in the afternoon, with a chance of scattered, hit-or-miss showers or a thunderstorm. Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s. Winds south to southwest, becoming west near 10 mph, a few gusts to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Any evening showers ending, otherwise partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph in the evening, decreasing to less than 10 mph after midnight.

Thursday

Sunshine, mixing with afternoon clouds. Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s. Winds light and variable.

Thursday Night

Becoming cloudy with a good chance of showers. Lows in the 50s to near 60.

Friday

Lots of clouds and some scattered showers, especially in the morning, with more sun and quite warm in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers. Lows in the mid 50s to low 60s.

Saturday

Variable clouds and sun, with a chance of showers or thunderstorm. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

None.

Recreational Forecast

General:

Mostly sunny in the St. Lawrence Valley and northern Adirondacks, mixing with clouds in the Champlain Valley and the rest of Quebec, with a spotty shower, highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Mostly cloudy south, and from the Green Mountains east, with scattered, passing showers or an isolated thunderstorm, more numerous south. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s, coolest south. Winds light, becoming north near 10 mph.

Brief:

This could be a great day for outdoor activities, or it could be fairly lousy. Obviously that’s not much help, but it isn’t a matter of whether I can figure out what the weather is doing today – it’s all about location.

A storm south of New England will slide northeast, passing east of Cape Cod. Its counter-clockwise circulation is sweeping moisture off the chilly Atlantic, with areas of rain near the MA border, and a few spotty showers in the southern Green Mountains. For our southern listeners, it will be a cloudy, cool, showery day, as the showers spread north, holding temperatures in the 60s. The farther north and west you go, the fewer showers, and more sun. Through the St. Lawrence Valley and northern Adirondacks, a mostly sunny day will lift thermometers into the upper 70s and low 80s, quite a contrast. In between, any morning sun will give way to more clouds, with scattered, passing showers, especially east of the Green Mountains, and south of the White Mountains. An isolated, spotty shower is possible farther north and west, perhaps a lonely shower sneaking through the Champlain Valley. The storm heads out to sea tonight, taking its clouds and showers with it. Then tomorrow, a cold front approaches from the north, giving southern areas a chance for a fair amount of sun and much warmer readings, while northern areas see the clouds gather in the afternoon, squeezing out scattered, hit-or-miss showers or a thunderstorm.

Winds:

Winds today light, becoming north 5 to 10 mph, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain building to 1 to 2 feet. Winds diminishing to light and variable this evening, becoming south to southwest near 10 mph west of the Green Mountains, gusting to 20 mph on Lake Champlain, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain 1 to 2 feet. Winds on Wednesday becoming south to southwest near 10 mph, turning to the west, and gusting to 25 mph in the afternoon, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain 1 to 2 feet. Thursday's outlook calls for light northwest winds, less than 10 mph.

For more details on Lake Champlain, go to: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BTV&product=REC&issuedby=BTV

Mountain:

Partly sunny for the Adirondacks and northern Green Mountains today, becoming mostly cloudy for the central and southern Green Mountains, Berkshires and through NH, briefly lowering onto the Presidential Range, with scattered showers. Lighter winds, and mild north, a bit cooler south. On Wednesday, partly sunny skies are expected, more afternoon clouds north with scattered showers. Moderate west winds, and continued seasonably warm. The outlook for Thursday features sunshine, mixed with a few clouds, a few degrees warmer, with decreasing northwest winds.

Winds Today Wednesday Thursday
2000ft light/variable W 10 to 20 mph NW 10 mph > light
4000ft E near 10 mph > N late W 15 to 30 mph NW 20 mph > light
6000ft E 15 to 25 mph W 40 to 55 mph NW 40 > 10 mph
Temperatures Today Wednesday Thursday
2000ft 75 N/65 S 70s 70s
4000ft 60s 60s 60s
6000ft low 50s low 50s 50s