Sep 6, 2016 12:45 AM
NH1 First Alert Weather: Heat coming after Hermine
Hermine continues to very slowly move south of New England today, so high surf and rip currents will continue along the coast. Many seacoast beaches were closed to swimmers on Labor Day and that will continue today. However, now that the summer tourist season is considered over, many beaches are without lifeguards and swimmers are at their own risk. Use extreme caution as some beaches may not have anyone on duty, despite the high surf and rip current threat.
Today will feature more clouds, but we'll still have some breaks of sunshine at times. In western and northern New Hampshire, farther removed from Hermine's circulation, partly to at times mostly sunny skies are likely. High temperatures will range from near 80º in these sunny areas to closer to 70º along the coast. A northeast wind will continue to gust up to 25 mph at the seacoast today.
Hermine is starting to weaken, and that trend will continue over the next couple of days. Wednesday is likely our transition day – meaning the wind will start to lighten up at the coast, but rip currents and high surf may still be an issue. We'll find some developing sunshine, but still a good deal of clouds, with temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s for highs.
Thursday will be a hot and humid day, with partly sunny skies and highs in the 80s to near 90º. An isolated thunderstorm is possible in western and northern New Hampshire later Thursday.
Many areas should hit the 90º mark on Friday, including the beaches, with a westerly landbreeze.
Cooler air will likely arrive at some point this weekend, but Saturday should be another very warm day for September with highs in the middle 80s on average. A few showers and thunderstorms may develop later Saturday, before cooler air starts to move in on Sunday.
Unfortunately, no widespread soaking rains appear likely any time soon. The drought continues!