Jun 15, 2016 12:31 AM

NH1 First Alert Weather: Heading Toward Summer In Style

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

Believe it or not but our weather is still being controlled by an Upper Low sitting in the Canadian Maritimes. This Upper low will be drifting farther east today. I expect a calmer day with mostly sunny skies and highs a tad warmer by afternoon. Most areas will see temps climb into the Lwr 80's this afternoon, 70's in the NW valleys and near 80 at the beach with a land breeze.

We remain under cyclonic flow aloft but as it exits the wind relaxes even more. Wind gusts will be lower during the afternoon hours than the past couple of days. The core of the cooler air aloft also will be farther E...meaning warmer daytime temps and less building cloud cover. Influences of the upper low diminish even further tonight...which could allow for better radiational cooling in the valley locations with lows near 50 in the valleys overnight.

High pressure in Canada, but close enough to New England will hold over the region on Thursday as weak low pressure passes well south of New England. Expect mostly sunny skies with much of the region seeing highs in the upper 70s to lower/mid 80s. Another area of high pressure will build in from the northwest Thursday night and Friday. This will bring somewhat cooler air back into the region with highs across the area generally ranging through the 70s under sunny to partly sunny skies. A more steady and cool onshore wind will develop Friday at the beach which will help keep temps in the upper 60's and Lwr 70's at the coastline.

High pressure will hold over the region through the weekend gradually settling south of New England and setting up a warmer southwesterly flow. Looking for abundant sunshine both days with highs on Saturday in the 70s to Lwr 80's. Warmer and more humid air will enter the picture on Sunday with highs edging into mid-upper 80's just in time for Father's Day.

The Summer feel will continue for Summer Solstice Monday. Sunny to Partly sunny skies with highs in the 80's near 90. A cold front approaching from the northwest on Monday night will bring the chance of a few evening showers or a thunderstorm to the region. This front will be a quick mover and push through early Tuesday with clearing skies and highs still near 90. Get ready summer lovers! The good stuff is just about here!


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