Jun 4, 2015 11:19 PM
NH1 Weather Insider: Clouds, Showers First...Before Nice Weekend
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
Despite the recent rainfall of Sun-Mon-Tues, which delivered 1-5" of rainfall to New Hampshire...The US Drought Monitor released today still has much of the southern part of the state still in moderate drought conditions. That shows you the extent of this drought. This time of year, even the rainfall we just had evaporates quickly with the higher angle of the sun in the sky. So believe it or not, more rain will be welcome.
Friday will be a speed bump as we roar down the track heading to the weekend. There is a low south of New England, stalled on a stalled front. High pressure over New England is preventing that from making much progress north. But clouds are spreading north into New England from that low on Friday. Winds will remain light but from the SE direction which will keep it cool again at the coast and milder inland with a light South wind under Mostly cloudy skies. Highs will range from 62 at the coast to 73 inland.
A cold front will press into New Hampshire from the Canadian boarder at the end of the day. It may trigger a few heavier showers or an isolated t'storm during the early evening hours across the north country. Without the energy and heat from the sun, this front will weaken as it slides south through the region Friday night. Most areas could see a brief passing shower between 10 PM-2 AM.
By Saturday morning, the cold front will be pushing off the coast. Early morning low clouds will stick around through 9-10 AM possibly. Building high pressure with breezy NW winds Saturday with highs in the Lwr-mid 70's will make for a refreshing day across the Granite state. Gust to 20-30 mph will be possible, so if you will be in the mountains...expects some higher gusts!
High pressure will sit right over us Sunday with sunshine and lighter winds. Just a really nice pleasant day. If I had to pic, Sunday would be the best because of the lighter wind. Some high clouds will increase later in the day. These clouds are along with a warm front approaching from the west. Skies will be cloudy Monday with breezy SW winds ahead of a cold front which will trigger scattered showers, a few batches of steadier rain will be possible, and maybe even a thunderstorm. Warmer and drier air will follow in for the middle to end of next week as temperatures will have a better chance of becoming warmer and feeling a bit more summer like. Hard to complain when it is not officially summer yet. It is still spring, but our minds have officially shifted to summer mode. Have a great weekend and soak in the beauty of this world!