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FXUS61 KBTV 231439

National Weather Service Burlington VT
1039 AM EDT Tue Apr 23 2019

Intervals of clouds and sun can be anticipated today with mild
temperatures in the 60s to near 70. Our next system will quickly
spread a period of rain showers over the North Country by early
this evening across northern New York and overnight in Vermont.
Rainfall amounts will generally be under a quarter of an inch.
Cooler and breezy conditions will follow for Wednesday into
Thursday, before more chances for precipitation arrive Friday
into this upcoming weekend.


As of 1036 AM EDT Tuesday...Forecast remains on track with the
mid-level ridge axis now moving overhead. Clouds have been quick
to dissipate once again today with the subsidence associated
with the ridge overhead. This should allow temperatures to
rebound nicely into the mid 60s to lower 70s with light
northerly winds backing to the west/southwest late this
afternoon. Did add in a slight mention of thunder this evening
for northern New York and southern Vermont given some weak
instability and a nice jet streak ejecting over the area. The
atmosphere should stabilize quickly so any mention of
thunderstorms is limited to the evening hours and gone by

Previous Discussion...Updated to increase cloud cover
across most of the area and reduce high temps by several degrees
due to more clouds. In addition, have continued to keep chc pops
in grids through 12z or so for eastern VT, as light rain showers
continue to pivot around coastal sfc low pres.

Sfc analysis shows low pres just east of Cape Cod with bands of
light rain continuing across eastern VT, where VSF has received
a third of an inch. Have continued to mention chc/likely pops
for the CT River Valley until 12z. Sky grids are tricky today
with departing east coast system and some clearing with
development of weak ridging before next system over MI arrives
by late aftn/evening. Thinking intervals of clouds/sun will be
the end result. Temp profiles are warm today with 850mb values
near 10c and 925mb of 14 to 15c, which without clouds would
support values well into the 70s. Have gone slightly warmer than
guidance with readings in the 60s to near 70 most locations.

Based on composite reflectivity progs and 850 to 500 mb rh
fields, thinking precip arrives across the slv by 21z...into the
cpv around 00z...and across most of vt by 03z. This fast moving
system will produce a 2 to 4 hour window of precip this evening
with qpf btwn 0.10 and 0.30 inches. On Weds...cyclonic
northwest upslope flow develops with moderate 925mb to 850mb
caa, as progged 850mb temps fall below 0c. Expect a chilly and
breezy day with best chcs for showers across the northern dacks
into the mountains of northern/central VT. Anticipate plenty of
clouds with some clearing possible downslope areas of the
western cpv and lower ct river valley aft 18z. Any additional
qpf will be confined mainly to the mountains and generally
under a tenth of an inch.


As of 319 AM EDT Tuesday...Wednesday night will start out with
scattered rain showers across the Adirondacks, northern Greens, and
Northeast Kingdom as we will be under northwest flow behind the
departing upper low. Precipitation will gradually wind down
overnight as the low pulls away and moisture decreases. Wouldn`t be
surprised to see a bit of snow mix in, especially in the Northeast
Kingdom as the shower activity will linger longest there. Overnight
lows could be a bit tricky as they will depend on how quickly cloud
cover is able to break up, but anticipate it`ll be a chilly night
with lows in the mid to upper 30s, though the usual cold spots in
the Adirondacks and Northeast Kingdom will likely be closer to 30.
Thursday will be a pleasant day with ridging building across the
North Country. Partly sunny skies, fair weather, and seasonable
highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s are expected.


As of 319 AM EDT Tuesday...Active weather is expected to continue
through the end of the week as a digging shortwave trough swings
across the region. This feature will bring fairly widespread showers
to the North Country late Thursday night through Friday. Models
diverge thereafter, with the GFS more progressive in pushing the
trough out, while both the ECMWF and CMC NH develop more of a cutoff
low which is much slower to push eastward. The GFS` faster movement
allows another weak shortwave to slide through zonal flow aloft late
Sunday/Sunday night, while the other guidance shows more of a drying
trend as the upper low finally moves away. Majority of the guidance
then shows ridging and dry weather for Monday. Have stayed
fairly close to a model blend through the weekend and into early
next week due to the discrepancies. Temperatures through the
period look to trend cooler than normal due to the persistent
troughiness. Friday will be the warmest day with near normal
highs, but colder conditions will prevail over the weekend, with
many locations struggling to reach 50 Saturday and Sunday. Lows
will be cool as well, mainly in the upper 20s to mid 30s, so
frost will be possible.


Through 12Z Wednesday...Weak ridge is providing our taf sites
with vfr conditions this morning, as rain/lower cigs associated
with coastal system is east and next low pres is approaching
from our west. Expecting mainly vfr conditions to prevail today
with trends toward mvfr cigs at mss/slk toward 00z Weds. Rain
showers will develop across the SLV by 00z and quickly spread
into the northern dacks/cpv btwn 00-03z Weds, with cigs trending
toward ifr conditions possible at slk/mss by 06z Weds.
North/northeast winds this morning will shift to the south by
this aftn and becoming breezy at times this evening as the rain
is arriving, especially btv/slk/rut/mpv.


Wednesday: Mainly MVFR, with areas VFR possible. Chance SHRA.
Wednesday Night: Mainly VFR, with areas MVFR possible. Chance
Thursday: VFR. NO SIG WX.
Thursday Night: VFR. Chance SHRA.
Friday: Mainly VFR, with areas MVFR possible. Definite SHRA.
Friday Night: Mainly VFR, with local IFR possible. Chance SHRA.
Saturday: Mainly VFR, with local MVFR possible. Chance SHRA.




NEAR TERM...Clay/Taber
SHORT TERM...Hastings
LONG TERM...Hastings

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