Looks like rain again, but this time with a side of hail.
Vermonters face a chance of thunderstorms Saturday depending on where you live in the state, according to an update from the National Weather Service posted at 3:22 a.m. Friday. The hazardous weather outlook covers northern New York, as well as parts of the Green Mountain State (northern, southern, central, northeast and northwest). The potential thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon and early evening Saturday for the region.
Vermont counties under the outlook include:
- Grand Isle.
“If more surface heating and instability develops from breaks in the overcast skies, the probability of severe thunderstorms will increase given the potent energy aloft and strong wind profiles,” the statement said. “If severe thunderstorm develop the primary threat would be damaging thunderstorm wind gusts and hail up to 1 inch, along with frequent lightning and brief heavy downpours.”
Showers, thunderstorms expected in Burlington Saturday
Prepare for a rainy Saturday if you live in the Burlington area.
Showers and thunderstorms are possible, according to the National Weather Service’s forecast, which indicated a low close to 59 degrees and a high around 77 for the day. Rainfall could accumulate between one-half to three-quarters of an inch during the day.
The area could see new precipitation Saturday night ranging from one-tenth to one-quarter of an inch, “except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.”
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