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July 18, 2019

Detailed Forecast

Today

***HEAT WARNING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR METRO MONTREAL; EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN NEW YORK, FROM GLENS FALLS AND SARATOGA SOUTHWARD***

This Afternoon: Mostly sunny north, decreasing clouds in the south. Slight chance of a shower in the Adirondacks, and slight chance of an early shower in the Berkshires. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s, except low to mid 80s in the Champlain and St. Lawrence Valleys. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s east of the Greens, and mid to upper 60s in the west. Winds becoming south 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Partly cloudy and warmer. An isolated shower or thunderstorm, mainly in the afternoon; a severe storm possible. Highs from the mid 80s to around 90. South to southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy with isolated evening showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the in the upper 60s to lower 70s, some mid 70s possible in the Champlain Valley. South to southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

***HEAT WARNING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR METRO MONTREAL; EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN NEW YORK, FROM GLENS FALLS AND SARATOGA SOUTHWARD***

Slightly drier air from Canada has temporarily moved in today. The next round of humidity, along with higher temperatures and the risk of thunderstorms, will arrive tomorrow and last through the weekend.

Extended Forecast

Today

***HEAT WARNING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR METRO MONTREAL; EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN NEW YORK, FROM GLENS FALLS AND SARATOGA SOUTHWARD***

This Afternoon: Mostly sunny north, decreasing clouds in the south. Slight chance of a shower in the Adirondacks, and slight chance of an early shower in the Berkshires. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s, except low to mid 80s in the Champlain and St. Lawrence Valleys. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s east of the Greens, and mid to upper 60s in the west. Winds becoming south 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Partly cloudy and warmer. An isolated shower or thunderstorm, mainly in the afternoon; a severe storm possible. Highs from the mid 80s to around 90. South to southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy with isolated evening showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the in the upper 60s to lower 70s, some mid 70s possible in the Champlain Valley. South to southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

Partly cloudy, hot, and humid. Slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s, with the broad valleys in the low to mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming west.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy with rain showers and thunderstorms, some could be severe. Lows from the mid 60s to lower 70s.

Sunday

Mostly to partly sunny. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs mainly in the mid to upper 80s.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and possibly thunderstorms. Lows in the 60s, but still near 70 far south.

Monday

Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

***HEAT WARNING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR METRO MONTREAL; EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN NEW YORK, FROM GLENS FALLS AND SARATOGA SOUTHWARD***

Slightly drier air from Canada has temporarily moved in today. The next round of humidity, along with higher temperatures and the risk of thunderstorms, will arrive tomorrow and last through the weekend.

Recreational Forecast

General:

***HEAT WARNING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR METRO MONTREAL; EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN NEW YORK, FROM GLENS FALLS AND SARATOGA SOUTHWARD***

This Afternoon: Mostly sunny north, decreasing clouds in the south. Slight chance of a shower in the Adirondacks, and slight chance of an early shower in the Berkshires. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s, except low to mid 80s in the Champlain and St. Lawrence Valleys. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Brief:

After a subpar day to get outside yesterday today offers seasonal Mid-July weather. The cold front that brought rain showers to the region yesterday has been replaced by weak high pressure. This provides a cooler and less humid day today with highs in the 70s to mid 80s. Northern parts of the region see more sun that southern areas day due to the saturated tropical air just to our south. Today brings a chance to do some high impact activities but you will want to take it easy tomorrow into the weekend. The hot and humid air mass that made a brief appearance yesterday moves into the region tonight into tomorrow. This looks to bring the hottest conditions of the summer to our area. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 80s to lower 90s with increasing humidity tomorrow. The heat index in the Champlain Valley tomorrow afternoon looks to approach a scoruing 100 degrees. This moist air also bring unstable conditions giving a chance of a pop up thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Afternoon highs,  heat indices, and the chance of thunderstorms, rise on Saturday. The heat index looks to crest above the triple digits mark in the Burlington area and strong to severe thunderstorms look likely due to another cold from sagging south from Canada. These type of hot conditions are very dangerous and lends to the possibility of heat related illnesses. If you are active make sure to drink plenty of water and take multiple breaks. If I had to give a suggestion on outdoor activities on Saturday it would include anything that had to do with water.

Winds:

Light and variable winds today make for limited wave heights today. South wind between 5 and 15 mph provide wave heights between 1 and 2 feet tomorrow.

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

Mountain:

After a subpar day to get outside yesterday today offers seasonal Mid-July weather. The cold front that brought rain showers to the region yesterday has been replaced by weak high pressure. This provides a cooler and less humid day today with highs in the 70s to mid 80s. Northern parts of the region see more sun that southern areas day due to the saturated tropical air just to our south. Today brings a chance to do some high impact activities but you will want to take it easy tomorrow into the weekend. The hot and humid air mass that made a brief appearance yesterday moves into the region tonight into tomorrow. This looks to bring the hottest conditions of the summer to our area. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 80s to lower 90s with increasing humidity tomorrow. The heat index in the Champlain Valley tomorrow afternoon looks to approach a scoruing 100 degrees. This moist air also bring unstable conditions giving a chance of a pop up thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Afternoon highs,  heat indices, and the chance of thunderstorms, rise on Saturday. The heat index looks to crest above the triple digits mark in the Burlington area and strong to severe thunderstorms look likely due to another cold from sagging south from Canada. These type of hot conditions are very dangerous and lends to the possibility of heat related illnesses. If you are active make sure to drink plenty of water and take multiple breaks. If I had to give a suggestion on outdoor activities on Saturday it would include anything that had to do with water.

Winds Today Friday Saturday
2000ft SE 5 to 10 mph S 5 to 15 mph SW 5 to 10 mph
4000ft SE 5 to 15 mph SW 15 to 25 mph SW 15 to 30 mph
6000ft SW 10 to 25 mph W 25 to 40 mph W 30 to 40 mph
Temperatures Today Friday Saturday
2000ft Upper 70s Lower 80s Mid 80s
4000ft Lower 70s Mid 70s Upper 70s
6000ft Lower 60s Upper 60s Lower 70s

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