This morning in Huntington at 6:00AM it’s currently a balmy 55 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 29.92” and steady. We picked up 0.05” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 60, and the overnight low was 53.
Low pressure over James Bay this morning lifted a warm front through the region overnight resulting in a balmy morning. A cold front will swing through this morning, but it’s a “cold” front in name only as temperatures will continue to rise into the upper 60s and low 70s in the Champlain Valley before dropping a bit later this afternoon. Gusty southwesterly winds are expected today along with clearing skies by this afternoon. Moisture laden low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley Sunday will bring widespread rain for Sunday night into Monday. Rainfall amounts around 1″ combined with higher elevation snow melt may bring some minor flooding on main stem rivers late Sunday night and through the day Monday. An Areal Flood Watch has been issued for our region from Sunday night into Tuesday. Weak high pressure will build in for Tuesday bringing seasonable temperatures and dry conditions before the next weather maker arrives Wednesday night.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning with a 30% chance of showers, giving way to mostly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be near 69 with breezy west winds 9 to 14 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 37 and west winds 6 to 15 mph becoming northwesterly after midnight.
Sunday will start out partly cloudy in the morning with increasing clouds and rain likely in the afternoon. Highs will be near 51 with northwest winds around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts of less 1/10″ expected. Sunday night should be cloudy with rain likely. Lows will be around 43 with east winds 6 to 15 mph becoming southerly after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90% with rainfall amounts between 1/4″-1/2″ expected.
Monday should be cloudy with steady rain likely in the morning, diminishing to showers in the afternoon. Highs will be near 54 with southeast winds around 7 mph becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80% with rainfall amounts between 1/4″-1/2″ expected. Monday night should be cloudy with rain showers likely. Lows will be around 33 with northwest winds 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts of less than 1/10″ expected.
Last year on this date we had a high of 49 and a low of 39. we picked up 0.35″ of snow and were down to bare ground at the snow stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 34 and a high of 54.
The record low was 20 in 2000 (we had a low of 16).
The record high was 84 in 1945.
Length of day: 13:21:31
Today will be 2:57 longer than yesterday.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8 days old with 55% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
I walked into our garage the other day and came across a song sparrow (at least I think it’s a song sparrow…) that had flown in through one of the open doors and become confused and unable to escape. It thumped against the windows a few times before settling down on the floor where I could gently catch it. I took it out by the pond and sat with it for about 10 minutes as it slowly recovered in my hand. Finally, it managed to groggily fly off into the bushes. It was a lovely encounter!