This was the holiday weekend was the weekend of tropical Storm Arthur. Friday wasn’t a complete washout, but we did see a few showers throughout the day and evening. Most towns throughout te area postponed their holiday celebrations and fireworks. Here in Island Pond the parade and fireworks show were scheduled for the 5th already. Saturday was mostly sunny with a pretty heavy wind as Arthur moved off toward Canada. We did have a quick shower just before the fireworks. But, the rain stopped just in time for a wonderful show over the lake!. Sunday was rather windy, too. However, the winds calmed down as the day went on. All and all it was a good weekend in the NEK of Vermont.
Today, , Monday, is mostly cloudy with temps in the low 70s. The dewpoints have been creaping up making it feel a little sticky. The forecast is calling for unsettled weather through midweek with warmer weather and chances of thunderstorms. We should see a cold front come through the region Wednesday with cooler drier Canadian air for a few days.
Tomorrow, June 21st, is the first day of summer. You would think it is more like the first day of fall with the temps we’ve been having over the past few days here in the Northeast Kingdom of VT. On Wednesday the high at least broke 70 degrees with a high of 71°. Yesterday it only got up to 67°. The gusty NW winds made it feel colder than that. Today is another cool day with the same NW winds blowing. It’s almost noon and the temps are still in the 50’s throughout most of the area. The forecast is calling for a warming trend with sunny skies right through the beginning of next week. Get out there and enjoy it because after tomorrow the daylight hours start their downward trend toward fall.
After two cold mornings, -15° Monday and -18° this morning, milder temperatures are ahead. Highs are expected to be in the upper 20’s over the next few days as a coastal low moves up the coast of New England. The storm is far enough off the coast that it shouldn’t effect us other than a few flurries and some wind. By Friday we should see temperatures rise in to the low 40’s. Highs should remain in the 40’s throughout the upcoming weekend.
Island Pond tops the chart for this mornings lowest temperature in northern VT/NY