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Eye on the Sky

June 20, 2019

Detailed Forecast

Today

Areas of morning fog. Mostly cloudy, with a rising chance of showers, becoming numerous, and locally heavy midday and afternoon. An isolated thunderstorm possible south. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. Light winds, mainly southeast less than 10 mph, becoming north near 10 mph later in the day west of the Green Mountains.

Tonight

Rain and showers, tapering off through the Adirondacks, Champlain Valley, and Quebec. Lows in the 50s to low 60s. Winds light east of the Green Mountains, and north 10 to 15 mph from the Green Mountains west.

Friday

Mostly cloudy with rain and showers from the Green Mountains east, and south of Rt. 4 tapering off. Morning showers west ending, with clouds breaking for partial clearing west to east in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. North to northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

Friday Night

Gradual clearing. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Winds northwest 10 to 15 mph.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

Locally heavy rainfall this afternoon and tonight could force smaller brooks out of their banks, and some ponding of water in poor drainage areas. Otherwise, no significant weather through the rest of the week. The Summer Solstice takes place tomorrow, Friday at 11:54 AM EDT.

Extended Forecast

Today

Areas of morning fog. Mostly cloudy, with a rising chance of showers, becoming numerous, and locally heavy midday and afternoon. An isolated thunderstorm possible south. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. Light winds, mainly southeast less than 10 mph, becoming north near 10 mph later in the day west of the Green Mountains.

Tonight

Rain and showers, tapering off through the Adirondacks, Champlain Valley, and Quebec. Lows in the 50s to low 60s. Winds light east of the Green Mountains, and north 10 to 15 mph from the Green Mountains west.

Friday

Mostly cloudy with rain and showers from the Green Mountains east, and south of Rt. 4 tapering off. Morning showers west ending, with clouds breaking for partial clearing west to east in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. North to northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

Friday Night

Gradual clearing. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Winds northwest 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday

Partly sunny. An afternoon shower possible northeast. Highs in the low to mid 70s, a few upper 60s northeast. Winds northwest 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

Saturday Night

An isolated evening shower northeast. Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

Sunday

Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the 70s to near 80.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, mixing with some clouds from the west later at night. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a chance of showers in NY late in the day. Highs in the 70s to low 80s.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

Locally heavy rainfall this afternoon and tonight could force smaller brooks out of their banks, and some ponding of water in poor drainage areas. Otherwise, no significant weather through the rest of the week. The Summer Solstice takes place tomorrow, Friday at 11:54 AM EDT.

Recreational Forecast

General:

Areas of morning fog. Mostly cloudy, with a rising chance of showers, becoming numerous, and locally heavy midday and afternoon. An isolated thunderstorm possible south. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. Light winds, mainly southeast less than 10 mph, becoming north near 10 mph later in the day west of the Green Mountains.

Brief:

A minor cold front drifted southeast into the region yesterday afternoon, allowing clouds to build into localized, passing showers and thunderstorms, dying down last night as the energy from the Sun was lost. That front has decided to linger over far northern areas, while a second front remains stalled to our south. Moving along this southern weather boundary is a moisture-rich storm, with its showers extending from Michigan east through lakes Erie and Ontario. A few showers are scouting the way ahead of it, leading to a few scattered showers this morning, while the bulk of the rain and showers spreads east this afternoon, tending to lift north, with far southern areas missing out on some of the rain for a time. More rain pushes through tonight, and shifting south, allowing parts of NY, the St. Lawrence Valley, and into the Champlain Valley to see decreasing showers, as the storm strengthens over New England, taking on the form of a late-season nor’easter. As the storm cranks up to our east and departs, showers will taper off west to east, and perhaps some sun will break out through NY later in the day. Winds will increase from the north and northwest, and temperatures will drop a bit, for a cool introduction to summer on the Summer Solstice Friday. A cool but seasonable start to the weekend is expected Saturday, still quite breezy from the northwest. Sunday appears much more like summer, as temperatures recover, the winds relax, and plenty of sunshine covers the region. The fair, warmer weather will try to hold on Monday, though afternoon clouds will be increasing, and a chance of a shower creeps into the forecast late Monday or Monday evening in NY state.

Winds:

Winds today variable from northeast to southeast 5 to 10 mph, becoming north 10 to 15 mph later in the day, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain building to 1 to 2 feet. Tonight, winds light east of the Green Mountains, and north 10 to 15 mph from the Green Mountains west, gusting to 25 mph, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain building to 3 to 5 feet. On Friday, winds north to northwest 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph, decreasing later in the day, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain 3 to 5 feet, decreasing to 2 to 4 feet later in the day. Saturday’s outlook calls for northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

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

Mountain:

Today brings lowering clouds onto the summits, as showers increase from southwest to northwest. Winds light, mainly shifting from southwest to northeast, and little change in temperatures. Friday calls for clouds obscuring the Green Mountains and Berkshires east, mostly cloudy in the Adirondacks, with showers tapering off west to east, and clouds lifting and breaking in the afternoon, with some sun in the Adirondacks, spreading east to the Green Mountains, and possibly the White Mountains late. Winds increasing from the north and northwest, and temperatures steady or falling. The weekend outlook features a mix of clouds and sun Saturday, with a few localized afternoon and evening showers over the northern Green Mountains, into the Northeast Kingdom, Eastern Townships, and the White Mountains. Moderate northwest winds will keep temperatures on the cool side. Sunday brings back lots of sunshine, a light to moderate northwest wind, and warmer temperatures.

Winds Today Friday Saturday
2000ft S>NE 10 to 15 mph N>NW 15 to 25 mph NW 15 to 25 mph
4000ft S 10>SE 20 mph NE>NW 20 to 35 mph NW 20 to 35 mph
6000ft SW 15>35 >W 10 mph N 25 to 40 mph NW 45 to 60 mph
Temperatures Today Friday Saturday
2000ft near 70 60s 60s
4000ft near 60 upper 50s, falling 50s
6000ft 50s 50>40s 40s

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