So far this summer we've gone 2 for 2. Two days of summer and two days of record-breaking heat in Burlington.
Can we continue batting 1.000 and make it 3 for 3? Nope!
A cold front will be pushing east Friday and will be the first gateway to cooler air from the northwest. Drier and cooler air will be pushing humid and warm air out of New England. It will be a nice relief from the hazy, hot, and humid conditions. It also may give the thirsty ground a little drink.
These numbers are forecast highs for Burlington during the next five days. Also recall the high temperature Wednesday (95) and Thursday (97) will be replaced with 80s, 70s, and even 60s Tuesday.
Here's the 7-day forecast for the Burlington and Champlain Valley area. If you live in an area that typically runs about 5 degrees cooler, then just subtract according to your local weather :)
A series of cold fronts will bring our temperatures from extremely warm to pretty cool for this time of year. Again refer to the green bar above, where it shows the average temperature for late June in Burlington is 78. Another series of fronts will drop southeast from Canada on Monday of next week which will draw in even cooler air. Along with it, it looks like we'll get some pretty decent rain Monday, followed by widely scattered pop-up showers Tuesday through Thursday. High and low temperatures will be at or below average levels.
Still if you want to do some good old BBQ-ing, you're good! I'm giving this weekend a 9.2 out of 10 for the BWI. Haven't heard of the BWI yet? It's my new thing short for Barbecue Weather Index. It is out of 10, with 1 being the worst and 10 the best. The index takes into effect temperature, humidity, sky cover, precipitation probability, and winds.
The only reason I didn't give this weekend a 10/10 is because there is a slight chance of pop-up showers Saturday. Otherwise it looks great. Have a great day and weekend!
-Meteorologist Steve Glazier