Nov 14, 2016 9:40 PM

NH1 First Alert Weather: Rain develops, heavy at times Tuesday

NH1 Meteorologist

Tuesday will begin mostly cloudy and dry, but rain develops from late-morning through early-afternoon from south to north across the state. It'll rain heavily at times during the afternoon and evening. Most places will see a half inch to an inch of rain, but some locations could see over an inch in the heaviest downpours. We need the rain – so it's a good thing!

The most substantial impact from this system will be at the coast, where tides will already be running very high astronomically. Known as the 'king tides', these are the highest naturally occurring tides of the year. Even on a sunny day, low-lying and susceptible coastal areas flood during these very high tides. Adding an onshore wind to the equation, with this storm moving in from the south, and there will be more significant impacts at the seacoast in the form of coastal flooding and beach erosion on Tuesday. From about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, vulnerable coastal areas will see rising water and inundation. The beaches are likely to have some rough surf, splashover, and erosion. A Coastal Flood Warning has been issued as a result.

Rain will taper to showers Tuesday night.

Wednesday will start off murky and damp with clouds and a few isolated showers. Drier air will start to move in as a northwesterly wind will develops. Afternoon highs should get into the middle to perhaps even upper 50s if enough sun develops during the afternoon.

High pressure starts to build in on Thursday. Expect mostly sunny skies with highs in the middle 50s. A warm-up is likely to end the week, with temperatures possibly approaching or exceeding 60 by Friday and Saturday!

The next front will arrive during next weekend. Currently, it looks like cooler air arrives for Sunday. There could be some snow showers in the mountains Sunday or Monday as much colder air moves in.

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