Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Vermont

05/29/12 10:47AM

A series of thunderstorms rolled through the region overnight, and the National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm warnings periodically throughout the morning.

VPR's Eye On The Sky says similar storms are possible today, especially this afternoon and evening, producing strong to damaging winds, hail, and heavy downpours, along with frequent lightning.

If threatening weather approaches, seek immediate shelter.  Heavy rains in some locations Monday night, combined with the potential for more, has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Watch through this evening. Rapid rises on brooks, streams, and rivers may cause sudden changes and localized flooding.

Here's the forecast for all of Vermont, and adjoining New Hampshire, New York, Quebec, and Massachusetts:

***FLASH FLOOD WATCH THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR NORTHERN NY, CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VT, AND NORTHERN NH THROUGH THIS EVENING***

Today:  Morning showers and thunderstorms diminishing, then variable clouds and sun.  More showers and storms likely this afternoon and evening.  Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds, hail, and heavy downpours.   Highs in the mid 70s east to mid 80s west.  Winds becoming south to southwest 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

Tonight:  Showers and thunderstorms likely, some severe, tapering off later at night.  Lows in the mid 50s to low 60s.  Winds southwest near 10 mph, diminishing to light and variable.

Wednesday:  A mix of sun and clouds.  A chance of a leftover shower northeast in the morning.  A chance of widely scattered showers or thunderstorms south in the afternoon.   Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s.  Winds west 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

Extended Forecast:

Wednesday Night:   Any showers ending.  Partly cloudy.  Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s.

Thursday:  Variable clouds and sun, more sun south.  More clouds north with scattered showers.   Highs in the 60s north to near 70 south.

Thursday Night:   Clearing and much cooler.  Lows in the 40s, a few upper 30s in the northern mountains.

Friday:  Mostly sunny.   Highs in the 70s.

Friday Night:   Increasing clouds, with a chance of rain west late.  Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s.

Saturday:  Cloudy with a good chance of rain, especially in the afternoon.   Highs in the 60s to near 70.

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