Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS61 KBTV 172344

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Burlington VT
744 PM EDT Thu Aug 17 2017

High pressure will shift east tonight as a warm front
approaches from the southwest. Showers and thunderstorms are
possible with the warm front after midnight tonight into Friday,
especially in northern New York. Showers will taper off Friday
night, and remain possible on Saturday mainly over the higher
terrain. Sunday will be warm, a little less humid, with no rain


As of 719 PM EDT Thursday...Current forecast is in good shape.
Surface ridge across central New England will continue to shift
eastward overnight, allowing a warm front to lift northeast
into the region from the eastern Great Lakes. Leading edge of
warm and noticeably more moist air to push into mainly the New
York side of the forecast area during the overnight hrs.
Surface dewpoints in the 50s to be replaced by 60s dewpoints.
Precipitable water rises with the surge of warm moist air, 1.5"
across most of the region to near 2 inches in the south of the
forecast area. Sharp gradient of Showalter Index values moves
into northern New York after midnight and this will enhance the
potential for elevated convection. The 18Z NAM indicates
elevated CAPE approaching 800-1000 j/kg for parcels lifted from
875mb in vicinity of srn St. Lawrence County around 09Z Friday.
Thus, some embedded convective elements and thunder possible
toward daybreak for the far wrn portion of the CWA, but tstm
potl mostly holds off til daylight hrs Friday.

Overnight lows will see an early drop, then start to rise
around midnight in northern NY and early morning hours in the
Champlain Valley. Green Mountains and eastward will experience
normal diurnal trend in temps. Lows will mainly be in the mid to
upper 50s, except lower 60s expected in the Champlain and St.
Lawrence Valleys.


As of 349 PM EDT Thursday...For Friday the warm front lifts
through the rest of the forecast area and showers and increasing
chances for thunderstorms as atmosphere destabilizes. Shortwave
ridging at 500 mb shifts east, and by mid day Friday upper flow
becomes diffluent ahead of approaching shortwave trough moving
through the Great Lakes Region. Warm moist airmass remains in
place through the period with dewpoints remaining well into the

Forecast CAPE 500-1000 j/kg, not great but enough to support
some thunder. With high PWATS and warm cloud depth nearing
12,000 feet looking for efficient rainfall production and heavy
rainfall rates, however storms should keep moving along to
mitigate flooding risk.

Highs Friday in the 70s to near 80, and lows Friday night hold
in the 60s.


As of 318 PM EDT Thursday...Mainly dry weather is expected from
Saturday night through Tuesday morning. Surface ridge builds
over the region Sunday keeping things quiet through early
Tuesday. A shortwave will cross the area Saturday and Sunday. As
the ridge slides to the east Tuesday moisture and warm advection
will increase on southwest winds bringing more humid and
unstable air to the region, with precipitation chances
returning. Deepening low pressure will move from the northern
Great Lakes will move up the St. Lawrence seaway by Wednesday
bringing unsettled weather once again. Greatest precipitation
chances look to be Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Drier
weather returns to the region Thursday.


Through 00Z Saturday...VFR conditions this evening will
deteriorate as showers along approaching warm front lower cigs
and vis to MVFR after 06z northern NY, 10-13 UTC in Champlain
Valley and Vermont. Some embedded thunderstorms are possible at
KMSS due to elevated CAPE in the area.

Low level jet of 30-40kts around 2kft will produce LLWS at KSLK
mainly between 08z-13z. Elsewhere, expect the jet to not be as
strong. Surface winds will increase out of the south early
morning Friday and throughout the mid-day. SE component of
surface winds could lead to periods of VFR conditions at KRUT
and KBTV through at least the mid morning hours.

Showers and embedded thunderstorms continue throughout much of
Friday, becoming less numerous during the late afternoon. Cigs
may rise to VFR conditions as skinny dry slot moves across the
North Country in the afternoon hours, ahead of main frontal


Friday Night: VFR/MVFR. Chance SHRA...Slight Chance TSRA.
Saturday: VFR. Breezy. Slight Chance SHRA.
Saturday Night: VFR. Slight Chance SHRA.
Sunday: VFR. NO SIG WX.
Sunday Night: VFR. NO SIG WX.
Monday: VFR. NO SIG WX.
Monday Night: VFR. NO SIG WX.
Tuesday: VFR. Chance SHRA...Slight Chance TSRA.




NEAR TERM...Banacos/Hanson
LONG TERM...Manning
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