Jul 7, 2016 11:24 PM
NH1 FIRST ALERT WEATHER: NOT A GREAT WEEKEND...BUT...!
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
Friday will be a less active weather. A cold front has pushed south of New Hampshire and is stalled across Southern New England. Patchy fog this morning with abundant low clouds in place for most of the day with a cooler onshore east wind. The past several days have been in the 80's and 90's, so today will feel cooler with highs in the 70's to near 80. The warm spot today will be in the western valleys with a chance of reaching the lwr 80's. I cannot rule out a shower or storm as remnant thunderstorm activity decays and moves towards New England by late in the day and evening hours. Most of the day and evening will be fairly dry. Best chance of any light showers would be on our Friday night.
Unsettled weather is expected this weekend as a slow moving low pressure system over the Eastern Great Lakes crosses New England and then moves east of Nova Scotia early Monday. We will remain on the cooler side of a warm front Saturday. High pressure in the Canadian maritimes is wrapping in the low level cool off the water. Highs on Saturday will only be in the 60's. With an onshore wind, expect low stratus clouds, areas of fog and drizzle much of the time, especially at the coast with a bit drier conditions farther inland. Saturday will not be a washout...just not ideal weekend weather at all. Still if you have outdoor plans...don't sweat it. Just enjoy the weather for what it is....and a day off with the people you love! What could be better?
Precipitation should increase with the approach of the upper low Saturday night and Sunday. Our best chance of showers will likely be in the early morning hours of Sunday. Sunday will likely be a damp day with the still more clouds and the risk of scattered showers or areas of light rain with the upper low overhead.
High pressure will build east over the region early next week resulting in drier conditions and increasing sunshine. A building upper level ridge will shift east for the middle to end of the week with warming temperatures and likely becoming hot again with highs climbing back into the Lwr-mid 90's by Wednesday & Thursday...with a potential heat wave on our hands if we can hang on until Friday.