The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Oklahoma has put our entire region in a "Slight Risk" of severe thunderstorms for Friday, June 8.
This means we should be prepared for isolated to scattered thunderstorms Friday, some of which could turn severe. The SPC usually drops a slight risk area over us about a dozen times a year, of course depending on how the weather plays out. If you recall last Tuesday the 29th of May, we had that widespread severe weather outbreak. In that case the SPC put is in a "Moderate Risk" which happens about once a year to once every-other year. Being that moderate risk is rare around these parts, you can infer the weather tomorrow (June 08) won't be nearly as bad.
So here are my thoughts: The severity of the storms will depend on how much sunshine we can get in the morning hours. There's a chance we could have extra clouds in the sky during the morning, which would limit how much temperatures rise and in the long run, limit how rough the thunderstorms get. However I'm thinking we'll get some good sun in the morning and the atmosphere should destabilize by midday.
Timing on the storms: Mid-to-late day. If I were to put an exact time on it I'd say 1pm-8pm, however we all know the weather is extremely variable and things can change quickly, so just be prepared for any storms through the day's entirety.
Severity of the storms: Moderate. If any thunderstorms turn on the stronger side they'll be capable of producing wind gusts to 50 mph, hail up to one inch in diameter, lightning, and heavy rain. Tornadoes are not a concern at this time.
What to expect: Hit and miss t-storms. I am not anticipating a widespread outbreak, but most likely a handful of storms that may turn severe.
What can you do? Stay informed! We have so many ways to stay informed in this day and age. We update our weather section at least twice daily with what to expect. The Storm Prediction Center also updates its page multiple times per day. There you can also read up on what the latest threats are. The National Weather Service in Burlington does a fantastic job updating the forecast discussion and any headlines for severe weather that may get issued. For our viewers in southern Vermont and New Hampshire, you're covered by the National Weather Service - Albany, and National Weather Service - Gray, Maine respectively.
-Meteorologist Steve Glazier