Aug 8, 2015 7:51 PM
NH1 Weather Insider For Sunday August 9, 2015
Sunday will feature a little more in the way of clouds for the day and even though a storm center will be well offshore there will be a threat of a brief pop up afternoon shower around, so not everyone will be seeing them. The stray light showers that do manage to form during the day, (the greatest risk being in the mountains and western NH), will not be anything to worry about cancelling outdoor plans over and they are not a result of the offshore storm system. Rather they will be created by the warming of the ground and that air rising up into colder air aloft coming in from easterly winds over the cooler ocean waters that essentially set up a type of seabreeze front. Since the breeze will be from the east temperatures will be a tad cooler, staying in the mid-upper 70s.
Meanwhile as I said there will be an offshore storm center, but it will only be kicking up the surf along the coast for Sunday and Monday. So, if you're heading to the coast beware of a greater risk for rip currents! Monday will be a brighter day with highs returning close to 80 and then a little bit of the muggies return for Tuesday and Wednesday. This will be because a weather system will be moving in with showers and thunderstorms for Tuesday afternoon and evening that will be winding down Wednesday morning. Highs Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the mid and upper 70s again. Thursday and Friday brings a return of the sun with highs in the low 80s.
If all goes well weather-wise and skies clear out, especially Wednesday night, you will get a chance to view the annual Perseid meteor shower that will reach its peak at 4am Thursday morning. However, there will be opportunities to view some shooting stars both on the nights before and after that date. In fact, some stray ones have already begun to be spotted. The best viewing times are after 10-11pm in the evening and you want to be looking toward the northeastern sky and just slightly below the constellation Cassiopeia (it looks like a "W" on it's side pointing toward the upper left). Also, you'll want to be away from city lights. Good luck!
Have a great weekend!