Jul 3, 2016 8:23 PM
Fantastic weather is on the way for the Fourth of July across the Granite State.
Early morning temperatures will be in the 50s in most places, but some of the coolest valleys may be in the upper 40s to begin the day. Temperatures will quickly rise during the morning with plenty of sunshine and a southwesterly wind. Expect lots of sunshine with just a few clouds filtering the sun at times during the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the 80s statewide. A light seabreeze will develop along the coast, keeping highs at the beaches in the lower half of the 80s, but even along the seacoast it will be a sunny and warm afternoon.
A system will approach New England on Tuesday, but will pass south of New Hampshire.
It will spread more clouds into the state Monday night into the first half of the day. Tuesday morning will likely feature more clouds than sun and humid conditions in southern areas. Drier air will move in for the afternoon increasing the sunshine and lowering the humidity. However, a disturbance approaching northern New England could trigger a spot shower or two during the afternoon.
Heat and humidity build into the region for Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday should be the hottest day of this stretch with high temperatures in the lower to middle 90s. Thursday will likely be most humid. At the same time, cooler air in eastern Canada will attempt to move into New England. This will trigger numerous showers and thunderstorms at some point Thursday or Friday. Cooler air may begin to invade New Hampshire by Friday as well. The seacoast may become quite cool by Friday while far inland areas may still be quite warm.
This unsettled weather may last into the weekend. The forecast for next weekend is rather uncertain at times, as during the summertime it is quite difficult to time these smaller disturbances sparking showers and thunderstorms. At this time, it appears there will be a chance for showers on both days, but neither will be washed out with temperatures mainly in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
Be sure to check in with us at NH1 for important updates on the forecast for the end of the week and weekend.
Have a fantastic fourth!