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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Burlington VT
743 PM EDT Tue Jun 30 2020

Continued scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible again
on Wednesday as upper level low remains overhead. Hot weather is
expected on Wednesday with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s
before a weak cold front brings slightly cooler readings for the
upcoming holiday weekend.


As of 742 PM EDT Tuesday...Overall forecast for this evening
and overnight remains in good shape. Convective showers and
thunderstorms are generally decreasing in areal coverage and waning
in intensity with the loss of daytime heating. Will likely
continue to see some scattered activity across portions of
Vermont through midnight before dissipating completely
thereafter. Muggy and mild conditions will once again persist
tonight with temps/dewpoints close in the 60s and areas of low
clouds and fog abound. Have a good night!

Previous Discussion...Increasing convective coverage this
afternoon will give way to largely beneficial rains across most of
VT and into areas of eastern NY. The heavier of these storms are
putting down around 1-1.5" of rain in an hour or so, therefore
continue to think the threat for isolated flooding may be possible
if locations see training storms. This threat will be highly
localized, and given recent dryness, likely minimal in impact
resulting in ponding of water in poor drainage areas along with
minor washouts possible. Tonight, expect low clouds and fog to
return as has happened the last couple nights with lows in the
around 60 mountains/mid 60s valleys. As upper level circulation
remains overhead again on Wednesday, anticipate similar evolution to
the day as today. Convective threat looks maybe slightly more
organized for Wednesday as temperatures warm into the upper 70s to
around 80, with CAPE values around 700-1000 J/kg and 15- 25kt of bulk
shear creeps into our western NY zones. Given better lapse rates and
layer deep shear, in addition to the threat for heavy rainfall,
briefly gusty winds may be possible as well. The nearly stationary
area of low pressure off the MA coastline will finally begin to
drift southward Wednesday night and we should finally see the return
of drier weather Wednesday night heading into Thursday. Nearly
similar low temps in the upper 50s/low 60s are expected Wednesday


As of 340 PM EDT Tuesday...Hot weather expected Thursday as a
departing upper level system will allow for a ridge axis to shift
into our region. Warm air advection and mostly clear skies will
drive temperatures into the mid to upper 80s across the high terrain
and near 90 across the valleys. The influence of the ridge will
cause warming aloft, making conditions less favorable for showers
and thunderstorms. Thus, mostly dry conditions are expected Thursday
afternoon, though a few showers and storms could spark along the
mountain ridges mid-day. Looking at dewpoints, values should remain
in the low to mid 60s, which will bring heat indices to 92-93 in the
Champlain and St. Lawrence Valleys - just below advisory level.
Still, for prolonged activity, taking a few precautions and knowing
the signs of heat exhaustion is always beneficial.

The better focus for precipitation will be with a backdoor cold
front late into evening into the overnight hours. Upstream
instability and shear should allow storms to develop over southern
Quebec Province, aided by a jet streak aloft. The question becomes
whether that convection can sustain itself during the evening hours
as it heads into our environment of less shear, waning instability,
and lack of inflow ahead of the convection. The front will slowly
sag south and may not be clear of the area by Friday morning. Thus,
another warm night with upper 50s to mid 60s will be in store.


As of 340 PM EDT Tuesday...Still looking at some scattered convection
across the Adirondacks and south-central Vermont as a weak cold
front slowly sags south on Friday. Then, large scale ridging off to
the west tries to nose into our region, but will flatten as it comes
in. This will maintain northwest flow aloft that will allow weak,
embedded shortwaves to cross the area into the new week. With above
normal temperatures (mid to upper 80s) and dewpoints in the lower
60s, diurnally driven showers and thunderstorms will be possible
each day.


Through 00Z Thursday...Much like last night, expect flight
conditions across the region to deteriorate down to MVFR/IFR
in low clouds and/or fog after 02-04Z as low level moisture
remains socked in place. Conditions will lift to VFR after
13/14z with additional showers and thunderstorms likely after
16Z. Winds will trend light overnight before increasing around
5-10kt from the NNE after 14Z.


Wednesday Night: VFR. NO SIG WX.
Thursday: VFR. Slight chance SHRA, Slight chance TSRA.
Thursday Night: VFR. Slight chance SHRA, Slight chance TSRA.
Friday: Mainly VFR, with local MVFR possible. Chance SHRA, Slight
chance TSRA.
Friday Night: VFR. Slight chance SHRA.
Independence Day: VFR. Slight chance SHRA.
Saturday Night: VFR. NO SIG WX.
Sunday: VFR. Chance SHRA, Slight chance TSRA.




NEAR TERM...Lahiff/LaRocca
LONG TERM...Haynes

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