Aug 3, 2016 8:59 PM

NH1 First Alert Weather: Sunny, warmer Thursday, next NH thunderstorm threat comes Saturday

NH1 Meteorologist

Wednesday was a beautiful day with sunshine and highs in the 80s in most places, and a repeat performance is expected on Thursday.

We'll have plenty of sunshine with a few fair-weather clouds during the afternoon.

As high pressure settles over New England and eventually moves offshore, south to southwesterly winds will begin to transport heat and humidity back into the area. Highs on Thursday will generally be in the middle to upper 80s, a bit cooler near the seacoast. Humidity will begin to increase some, but it will remain fairly dry and comfortable for most of the day.

Thursday night will be clear with low temperatures in the 50s to around 60. A few areas of fog are possible overnight.

Friday will feature hazy sunshine, and it will turn a bit more humid as well. It will be the warmest day of the week with highs in the upper 80s to around 90 in most areas.

A cold front will approach the state very late Friday. The exact timing of this front is critical to the weekend forecast.

At this time, it appears clouds will overspread the state Friday night, and Saturday morning will be mostly cloudy, warm and very humid. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely during the morning and midday hours. The front should move through the state during the middle part of the day, with developing sunshine from northwest to southeast during the afternoon.

While widespread rain is not expected, that is the only rain chance in the next seven or more days.

Sunday will be less humid and a bit cooler, with highs in the upper 70s north and lower 80s south. The morning should be sunny, but expect some building clouds during the afternoon, especially in central and northern New Hampshire.

A dry, sunny stretch of weather will take us through much of next week, with a gradual warming trend.

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