Aug 5, 2016 9:01 PM

NH1 First Alert Weather: Humid, hot Saturday in NH, with scattered showers and storms

NH1 Meteorologist

Warmth and humidity are in place to begin the weekend, before a cold front passes through the Granite State during the day on Saturday.

It will be very humid in spots Saturday morning, with clouds and some hazy sunshine. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will move through the state during the day. Not all communities will be hit, but in the areas that are hit by thunderstorms, drenching downpours, gusty winds, and frequent lightning are possible.

Before sunrise, a shower or thunderstorm is possible, especially in western and northern areas.

The highest risk of rain is from mid-morning to early-afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms may occur in parts of New England, especially to the south.

Drier air will move into the state from northwest to southeast during the afternoon, and it will turn into a gorgeous evening in many areas with sunshine and lower humidity.

Saturday night will be cooler, less humid, with clear to partly cloudy skies. Low temperatures will be in the 50s for most, to around 60 southeast.

Sunday will begin sunny, but with cool air aloft, expect clouds to build from late morning through early afternoon. It may turn partly to mostly cloudy for a time in some places as a result. It will be cooler, less humid, but breezy, with northwesterly gusts over 20 mph. Highs will range from the 70s north to lower 80s south.

A beautiful stretch of weather is expected next week, with sunshine and a warming trend Monday through Wednesday.

High pressure will be overhead on Monday, so it will be dry with high temperatures in the low to middle 80s. By Wednesday, the high will shift to the south, and it will turn warmer and more humid, with highs nearing 90.

The weather pattern turns more uncertain by Thursday and Friday. Colder air may be building in eastern Canada, and if it starts to move into the Granite State, it could turn cooler and less humid, but its southern extent is still to be determined.

Have a great weekend!

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