May 17, 2017 3:18 PM
NH1 First Alert Weather: Record heat Thursday
In addition to record heat Thursday, the next two nights will be mild and muggy before a cold front passes through the region.
Low temperatures overnight Wednesday night and early Thursday morning will be in the 60s for most. Many areas will be in the low 70s as everyone heads out to work and school Thursday morning, making for a very warm start to the day.
This launching pad will help us reach the low to middle 90s on Thursday. It will be the warmest day of the week with a very hot air mass moving in aloft.
Concord's long-standing record high temperature for the date, 90 set in 1906, is in serious jeopardy.
A cold front will hold off until Friday. This means we will sneak in another warm and humid day on Friday. The front will pass through the state from north to south during the midday and first part of the afternoon Friday. There can be a pop-up shower or thunderstorm ahead of the front. Highs on Friday will reach the 80s, especially in southern New Hampshire.
The wind will pick up out of the northwest Friday afternoon and evening, and it will start to cool down, especially farther north and west.
The weekend looks very nice with sun and dry air. A lighter wind will allow a seabreeze to develop both days. Temperatures at the coast will be no higher than the 60s, but inland towns will reach 70 on Saturday and the mid 70s on Sunday.
The next system is timed for Monday with showers and potentially a thunderstorm.
Seasonable weather follows for the middle of next week, before another system approaches later Wednesday or Thursday.