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Jul 8, 2016 8:40 PM

NH1 First Alert Weather: Cloudy, cool weekend, but not a washout

NH1 Meteorologist

We've been spoiled with nice weather and weekends aligning recently, but our luck will change this weekend.

An upper-level low pressure system will slowly meander through the northeastern United States; this is not good news for us here in New Hampshire.

Both weekend days will be generally cloudy. A few rays of sunshine are possible, but clouds will dominate the sky. Some patchy fog may develop overnight as well. The weekend will not be a washout, but mist, drizzle, and a few passing showers are possible both days. Temperatures will be coolest near the coastline, where an east to northeasterly breeze will come off of the ocean. Highs on Saturday will range from the lower half of the 60s near the seacoast to near 70 far inland.

The highest risk of showers and even a period of steadier rain will come later Saturday into Saturday night. Some heavier downpours and even the rumble of thunder can't be ruled out. The heaviest rain is most likely to occur in western and northern areas. The rain is truly needed most in southeastern parts of the state, but it does not appear a beneficial soaking will impact everyone.

Sunday will turn drier during the afternoon as the low begins to depart and high pressure eases in from Canada.

Monday will be a brighter day with sunshine and high temperatures around 80 in southern New Hampshire, 70s north.

A ridge of high pressure will develop along the eastern seaboard from Tuesday onward, transporting heat and humidity into the region.

Tuesday should be a sunny and warmer day with highs in the 80s. The true heat arrives Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the lower to middle 90s, and moderate to high humidity.

The heat may try to break down by Friday and next weekend, but at this time it does appear a summertime pattern will be firmly in place as we enter the middle of July.

Have a great weekend!


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