Sep 8, 2016 11:23 PM

NH1 First Alert Weather: Heating Up Friday, A Bit Cooler Weekend

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

A humid, muggy start to Friday. Areas of fog at the coast along with lingering clouds across the interior. Clouds will hold for a portion of the morning. A cold front will push through during the midday with warming drying WNW winds following in behind. Look for increasing sunshine for the midday and afternoon hours. Temperatures will be starting near 70 degrees and warming to near 90 by afternoon. Perfect beach weather for the afternoon and early evening hours with falling humidity by sunset.

Surface high builds in and crests over the region Friday night. Lows will be falling into the 50's and Lwr 60's overnight with the drier air in place. The high will be shifting east with the high wrapping in a cooler SE flow off the water Saturday. A warm front will be approaching New England during the afternoon. After some morning sunshine Saturday, clouds will be increasing ahead of the warm front, which may even trigger a late day shower. Increased cloud cover, onshore winds and cooler air in place behind the front will keep highs in the 70's to near 80. At the coast even cooler, with highs ranging from 72 to 75 degrees.

Our best chance of showers over the weekend comes Saturday night into early Sunday morning towards dawn. The warm front will lift north and the cold front will be pushing off the coast. Each will have the potential to trigger a brief passing shower. Once the front pushes off the coast, much more comfortable air with less humidity will be returning to New England. Skies will become partly sunny Sunday after the early clouds with highs in the 70's to near 80.

High pressure build in for the start of the next week directing a shot of cooler fall like air into the region. Highs will be in the 70's Monday with lows in the 40's Monday night. Tuesday will be warmer in the sunshine and a warmer SW wind direction. Another front will push through Wednesday bringing behind it the cooler air of this early season so far with highs near 70 degrees in the sunshine! A real early season cool blast. So the beat will go as we march closer to fall. Just as warm summer air tries to return, there will be a regular rotation of cold fronts to push away any long duration warmth. Still, the month of September is known to have the best weather of the year around these parts. There is no reason to think it will not deliver again!


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