Sep 8, 2016 12:29 AM

NH1 First Alert Weather: One More Day of Clouds, Friday Splendor!

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

The remnants of tropical storm Hermine...was centered well south of Long Island yesterday. Today it will begin to lift towards Cape Cod. Moisture from this decaying system continues to pinwheel into the forecast area off the Atlantic. Stubborn low clouds will linger today. We`ll see lower ceilings along with locally dense fog early Thursday morning. Elsewhere...we'll see a varying amounts of clouds today and start to see some warming temperatures inland. In addition...the humid airmass could still spawn a few instability showers or drizzle. After the murky start to the day on Thursday...the fog will gradually lift even along the coast. Skies should remain mostly cloudy with breaks of afternoon sun developing. Highs will climb to near 80-85 inland.

The remnants of Hermine will be centered just south of Cape Cod in the morning and should dissipate as it slides northeastward in advance of a cold front marching eastward from the Great Lakes. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms should breakout across the Vermont mountains and the connecticut valley in the afternoon. New Hampshire will remain dry and humid. A pre frontal trough will sweep across the state Thursday night accompanied with a weakening band of showers. lows will hold in the 60's with a humid airmass. Any rain that fall will aid in fog redeveloping during the early morning hours of Friday.

Low pressure will depart to the east of the the region Friday morning allowing for deep-layer drying to gradually take place. Any lingering showers in the mountains will dissipate early. Elsewhere, sunshine is expected.Friday will turn into a great beach day with developing sunshine, falling humidity, a light west wind and highs in the mid-upper 80's, even at the beach!

Weak high pressure slides in overhead and settles in over the Canadian maritimes for Saturday. I expect sunny skies in the morning with some increasing warm advection clouds during the afternoon along with a warm front. High pressure will wrap in a steady on shore SE wind which will keep temps in the 70's at the beach and Lwr 80's inland with the increasing afternoon clouds. Clouds will thicken Saturday night and eventually showers will fall later Saturday night through early Sunday morning as a cold front pushes through New England. Sunday may start off a bit cloudy and damp, but skies will be increasing with sunshine will lowering humidity, a drying NW flow and highs near 80. The fall like blast of air will remain in place through Monday with sunshine and highs in the 70's near 80. An upper level ridge on the east coast will keep the sunshine and warm temps in place through a good potion of next week as well.

Here is a picture from Alan Harwood from Hampton, NH on Wednesday. Still showing rough surf despite the lack of a High Surf Advisory. Seas are at about 3-5 feet now. There is still a significant risk for rip currents in conditions like these as long as the wave action remains frequent. Please swim with caution in the coming days if near the ocean.

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