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Alternating skies and temperatures in the week ahead

Dave Hayes maintains a daily blog on Facebook (facebook.com/WesternMassWeather), where he produces hyper-local reports, answers questions, and keeps more than 25,000 followers informed and educated about the weather.

Good day to you southern Vermonters! Aside from a fairly warm weekend on the way, this week’s weather won’t be all that remarkable.

In general, we’ll see a weak storm move through Wednesday with some light rains into the night, followed by high pressure bringing sunny and cool conditions through late week.

This high pressure system will move east and (in concert with a low pressure system off to our northwest) will produce a southerly flow that warms us up this weekend. Showers will then be possible late weekend into early next week thanks to a frontal passage. To the details!

For Wednesday, we may start off partly sunny in the morning, but we should see increasing clouds as the day wears on, as low pressure moves east towards the Mid-Atlantic region.

Light rain showers will be possible during the afternoon and overnight period. Highs will be in the low 60s with lows in the low 40s, with some upper 30s possible in the hills.

For Thursday, high pressure will move in from the west and provide a couple of seasonable and gorgeous days, with plenty of sunshine. Humidity will be low as well. We can expect highs into the upper 50s both days, with lows in the low 40s Thursday night and in the upper 40s Friday night.

Thereafter, high pressure will move east of our region, and allow for a southerly flow to bring in warmer and more humid air for this weekend. Saturday will certainly be the pick of the weekend, with partly sunny skies and highs in the low 70s, and lows in the mid 50s.

A cold front will be approaching the region by Sunday, so clouds will be on the increase during the day. The front looks like a slow-mover at this point, and so scattered showers will be possible Sunday afternoon into the first half of Monday.

Highs on Sunday will be in the low 70s, but only in the upper 50s by Monday as the front moves through. Tuesday should be cool and sunny. Have a great week!

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Tamara Stenn
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Tamara Stenn (Brattleboro, Vermont, US) says...

Thanks for writing this Elayne. I was thinking the same thing myself. The silence we received from the hospital is quite deafening. Unfortunately we\'ve had to continue working with the hospital as other (minor) heath issues come up.

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Judith Skillman (Newcastle, US) says...

Excellent and informative writing about the media and about the state of our nation. We must support the press speak truth to power, now more than ever before.

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Ruby Bode (Westminster, Vermont, US) says...

We are also obliged to criticize the press when they merely echo the lies of the powerful. In this case, much of the press has taken a side, not just against the policies of the President, but against the election itself on behalf of the parties of war and Wall St. Just as the US has in the past agitated in other countries for coups against democratic outcomes they don’t like, much of the press, including this editorial, is now agitating for a coup here at home.

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Peter Ford (Dallas) says...

Nailed it - Thank you.

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TB Smith (Ba, Oklahoma, US) says...

The divisiveness brought on by this shamefully poor excuse for a president has been once again, borne out by this article, and the responses to it .. his most devoted followers are the most gullible and easily swayed sheeple since the \"Kool-Aid party in Jonestown\" ... those who stand up the most fervently to this dictator \"wanabe\", will , inthe end, see him and the fellow purveyors of his garbage rhetoric like FOX News, Alex Jones, Breitbart, etc., crumble and be dumped like stale crackers (pardon the pun) .. we must impeach this tyrant before too much damage is done, either from within or outside our borders.

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Ruby Bode (Westminster, Vermont, US) says...

So it’s OK that access to outlets that simply recognize Trump as President is indeed being shut down? But isn’t that exactly what this editorial is against? Should outlets that cheered on Obama’s wars and love of Wall St have likewise been shut down? Only John Birch Society–inspired screeds against Trump indicate the “legitimate” press?

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TB Smith’s comment in apparent support of the us-vs-them tone of this editorial illustrates why so many people distrust so much of the press (although, again, it appears to be only pro-Trump and anti-imperialist outlets that are actually being shut down): They are promulgating hysterical claims about fascism, Russians, and “crackers” not in the interest of the people, but wholly on behalf of the neoliberal/neoconservative program of Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and Obama to deny Trump the Presidency and even remove him from office – not democratically, but by coup if necessary. That makes the press rather anti-democratic and, indeed, against the people.

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Amelia Stone (E Dummerston, Vermont, US) says...

Kudos to the Boston Globe for encouraging newspapers across the country to remind us all of the value of a free press, and to the Commons for hearing that call. The NYTimes article, A Free Press Needs You, concludes with the following: \"If you haven’t already, please subscribe to your local papers. Praise them when you think they’ve done a good job and criticize them when you think they could do better. We’re all in this together.\" Today I plan to subscribe.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #429 (Wednesday, October 11, 2017). This story appeared on page C2.

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