Jun 17, 2016 6:34 PM

NH1 First Alert Weather: A Winning Father's Day Weekend

Source: NH1 Meteorologist

A beautiful weekend of weather is on the way for the Granite State. High pressure will be in control through Monday, as warmer air starts to move into the region. Humidity will remain low into the weekend, but by early next week, more humid air will move into New Hampshire.

Saturday morning will start fairly cool with low temperatures in western and northern parts of the state in the 40s. Southern and eastern areas will have lows generally in the lower 50s. High pressure overhead during the day will yield dry, sunny weather. Inland, highs will be in the low 80s. Once again, a light wind will allow a seabreeze to develop, cooling the coast during the afternoon. High temperatures near the seacoast will be in the 70s. Be sure to use sunscreen if you are going to be enjoying the nice weather, as the UV index is very high.

Saturday night will be another clear, cool night with lows in the upper 40s in western and northern areas, 50s elsewhere.

Father’s Day will be delightful with plenty of sunshine. It will be a hotter day, but the humidity will remain fairly low despite the warmth. The afternoon will feature temperatures rising close to 90 degrees inland from Nashua to the Lakes Region. A seabreeze will cool the seacoast, keeping highs in the lower half of the 80s, but even at the beaches it will be a warmer day than Saturday.

High pressure shifts south of New England by Monday. A steadier southwesterly wind will hold off the seabreeze but also increase the humidity. Monday will be a hazy, hot and humid day with highs in the lower 90s. Northern areas may hang onto the 80s, but even there it will be a very warm day.

A cold front approaches the state on Tuesday. Ahead of this front, it will turn very humid for a time. Expect more clouds on Tuesday as well as numerous showers and thunderstorms. It will not rain the entire day, as these showers and storms will be of the “hit and miss” variety, but it may pour for a period of time in some towns. Any of the storms that develop could be strong. The clouds and rain will keep temperatures mainly in the 80s, but it will feel soupy and rather uncomfortable.

Following the passage of this front, cooler air moves in for the second half of next week. Highs by Thursday and Friday will be in the 70s. We could use some rain, but our only significant chance is Tuesday’s showers and storms.

Have a great weekend, and Happy Father’s Day!


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