Jul 24, 2015 11:22 PM
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
The Weekend is here and we are just going to have to make the best of it. It is not ideal weather for mid-late July, but it could always be worse! Winds are coming in from the East today. That alone means a cooler day at the beach with temps mostly in the 60's to near 70. Water temperatures remain in the mid 60's at the ocean, and mid 70's at the lake. Low level cooler air will push into New Hampshire, with warmer air aloft riding over the cooler air. This will create a deck of clouds which will overspread the state on Saturday. At times the cloud deck may be thin enough for breaks of sun, and skies will be partly cloudy. At times, grey skies will be the rule Saturday with highs in the 70's farther inland away from the cooler onshore wind.
The leading edge of warmer, more humid air will begin to approach Saturday night along with a warm front. This will trigger scattered showers late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. There may be a few downpours and even a thunderstorm during the early morning hours Sunday. This warm front will take much of the day to cross the state of New Hampshire. Mostly cloudy skies are ensured to be in place Sunday with scattered showers possible at any point. But it should not rain the whole time. Winds will be more southerly across the interior, so by the end of the day SNH should get into the warm sector behind the warm front with temps climbing farther into the 70's possibly nearing 80. Humidity will rise behind the warm front, and then a slow moving cold front will approach by the end of the day. This will likely be a trigger for a few late day scattered showers and thunderstorms into the early evening. Not ideal weather, but what can you do?
The cold front will be slow to push off the coast Monday morning with clouds and fog to start the week. Cloudy to partly sunny skies by the afternoon with a warmer feel with temps climbing into the lwr-mid 80's with a west wind behind the cold front. There will be the risk of a pop up shower or t'storm. Higher heat and humidity will begin to flow back into the northeast with building high pressure, sunny to partly sunny skies and a flatter flow the jetstream. Some of the hottest air of the season will be arriving for the mid week around Wednesday and Thursday where highs could reach the mid 90's in a few locations with building humidity. This will be the kind of heat and humidity worth complaining about....unlike the previous warm spell...where complaints were completely soft and unwarranted in my honest opinion! In Jest... But seriously, this should become the kind of heat where it will become important to find ways to stay cool during the day and avoid prolonged exposure. Heat wave conditions are likely.
We continue to see signs that the end of next week could see tome sort of tropical storm develop off the coast of the Carolinas and possible track close to New England by next weekend? It is very early for any definition. It will likely remain off the coast anyhow. We will keep you informed with anything you need to know. Have a great weekend!
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