Jul 2, 2016 9:16 PM

NH1 First Alert Weather: Holiday Weekend Continues In Style

Source: NH1 Meteorologist

Saturday was a breezy, but pleasant day statewide with low humidity and a mixture of sunshine and clouds.

A spectacular day is expected Sunday. Temperatures during the morning may be a bit too cool for early July standards, with parts of northern and western New Hampshire starting the day in the upper 40s. The rest of the state will have low temperatures in the 50s with dry, less humid air in place.

Expect lots of sunshine to start, but clouds will build and mix with the sun at times from late morning through late afternoon. Overall, there should be more sun than clouds. High temperatures will range from the upper 70s to near 80 in northern and central New Hampshire to the low and middle 80s in far southern areas. Once again, a westerly breeze should be strong enough to hold off the seabreeze, so the seacoast may actually be one of the warmest areas in the Granite State.

Clear skies and lighter winds are expected for Sunday evening fireworks shows with temperatures near 70 south and in the 60s throughout the rest of the state.

It will turn warmer for the Fourth of July with a southwesterly breeze. High temperatures will be in the 80s statewide, but parts of the Merrimack Valley may approach the 90-degree mark on Monday. Expect sunshine mixing with high clouds later in the day. A light seabreeze may develop along the seacoast, where high temperatures will be in the lower 80s. It will be a great day from the summits to the seacoast.

A system will be approaching New England by Tuesday. Earlier, all signs suggested this storm would miss us to the south. However, some of Saturday's computer model guidance trended a bit further north. Some have rain in portions of the state on Tuesday as a result. However, at this time, I am keeping the forecast dry. I do expect more clouds especially in the southern half of the state on Tuesday. Those clouds and an onshore wind will keep temperatures down, especially near the seacoast. We still should manage highs in the 80s. Check back for important updates on the Tuesday forecast.

Beyond that, heat and humidity should build in for Wednesday and Thursday with one or two days reaching the 90-degree mark. Cooler air will attempt to move in by the end of the week, as showers and thunderstorms return to the state.

Have a great Sunday!

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