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Temperatures Give Way to Sunny, Warm Weekend

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East Hardwick neighbors gathered at the WCTU water tub on May 23 for the annual flower planting party were (from left) Cheryl Michaels, Sally Potter, Kris Lance, Joyce Mandeville and Carol Schminke.

HARDWICK – Most of the prior forecast period evolved without any significant precipitation; it was primarily dry until Memorial Day, when heavy showers moved in toward the evening and dropped over an inch of rain overnight. High temperatures reached their peak last Wednesday, with maximum temperatures in the mid-80s. This fell just short of our record high temperatures during that time. Some light showers materialized with the passage of a cold front on Wednesday night, with a return to more seasonable temperatures with highs in the low 70s and lows in the lower 50s.

This week we expect to maintain temperatures around seasonal normals as a cold front drops from north to south over Vermont today. A brief shower is not out of the question, but that risk will decrease as we move through the afternoon. The primary feature in control of our weather will be the ridge building through the Appalachians for the latter half of the work week, with a northwest flow actually bringing temperatures slightly below normal before warming up as the associated high-pressure system begins to move off of the coast this weekend. Conditions during this time will be partly to mostly sunny, with the best day of the week forecast to be Saturday, with sunny skies and highs in the mid-70s. Precipitation is not likely to return to the region until Monday of next week. Let’s break down the day-by-day picture through the weekend:

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning. High: 66. Low: 46.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: 69. Low: 44.

Friday: Partly sunny. High: 70. Low: 45.

Saturday: Sunny. High: 74. Low: 46.

Sunday: Partly sunny. High: 75. Low: 49.

Tyler is weather reporter and a community journalist. He works as a nurse and EMT, volunteers with Hardwick Resdue and helps to train new EMTs

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