Jul 3, 2015 11:20 PM
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
High pressure off the coast is supplying plenty of dry air across New Hampshire to start the Holiday. High to mid level clouds are increasing from a low tracking south of New England today. After some morning sunshine, clouds will be increasing and thickening for the afternoon hours. Temperatures in be in the lwr-mid 70's for the afternoon with clouds and a SSE wind helping to keep it a bit cooler. Especially at the coast, where temps will remain in the Lwr 70's all day with skies turning gray. At least the risk of showers will be low. I can not completely rule out the risk of a passing shower during the afternoon, but most to the time it will remain dry during the 4th of July. If any shower were to happen, the best chance will be between 3-6 PM in Southern New Hampshire.
As the low pulls away Saturday night, clouds will begin to break just in time for the fireworks with temperatures in the mid 60's and light winds. Skies will continue to clear Saturday night, setting the stage for a much improved Sunday! Skies will be sunny to partly sunny across the Granite State. A weak front will help to trigger a few fair weather clouds across the mountains and maybe a sprinkle or shower. WNW winds will warm the beaches with highs climbing to 80-85 degrees. Definitely the pick of the holiday weekend.
High pressure will be parked south of New England and direct a warmer west wind into New Hampshire for Monday with sunshine and highs in the mid 80's. We will be tracking a slow moving cold front Tuesday and Wednesday. Heat and building humidity will accompany this frontal passage. Both Tuesday and Wednesday will have the risk of scattered afternoon thunderstorms. High pressure should follow in for a drier Thursday or Friday in the lwr-mid 80's. We will have to see if the slow moving front stalls off the coast Thursday, if it does not get far enough off the coast a wave of low pressure could ride a long it to bring more showers for next Thursday. We will worry about that next week! Enjoy the weekend!
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