The leading edge of warmer, more humid air has begun moving toward us and has been triggering scattered showers for our 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 will be in place with scattered showers possible at any point, but it will not be raining 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 levels will rise behind the warm front, and then a slow moving cold front will approach by the end of the day. This will likely set off a few late day scattered showers and thunderstorms that will last into the early evening.
The cold front will be slow to push off the coast Monday morning with clouds and fog to start the week. We’ll see cloudy to partly sunny skies by the afternoon with a warmer feel and temps climbing into the lwr-mid 80's as winds become westerly behind the front. There will still be the threat of a pop up shower or T-storm. After that, higher heat and humidity will begin to flow back into the northeast with building high pressure giving us sunny to partly sunny skies. Some of the hottest air of the season will be arriving for the mid-week around Wednesday and Thursday where highs will reach the low 90's and even some mid 90s in a few locations with building humidity. This will be the kind of heat and humidity worth complaining about. This will become the kind of heat where it will be very important to find ways to stay cool during the day, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and limit strenuous outdoor activity as Heat wave conditions are likely.
One final and VERY IMPORTANT SAFETY thought to keep in mind as the heat approaches. NEVER take your pets for a ride in the car to the store or to run quick errands where you have to leave them in the car! Even with the windows cracked two inches and a visible breeze outside on just an 80 degree day, the inside cockpit of your vehicle will not experience the breeze and the temperature will rise to a stifling 110 degrees in 15-20 minutes! Remember your pet can not perspire and serious injury or death can result within 25-30 minutes! This same holds true for infants and children left in the car! Especially, if you are a new parent whenever you put your child in the car/van make sure you leave something (like a wallet, pocketbook or purse) in the back seat that you absolutely will need to take with you upon getting out of your vehicle so that you don’t forget that you have a child in the back. Some kids tend to fall asleep during drives and you can forget they are there. Lastly, if your car is parked in your driveway, LOCK IT so that the kids don’t climb in to try to play in it. And if you are putting your child in a car seat in a vehicle that has been in the sun for a while make sure you check those metal buckles to make sure they are not too hot for when you go to buckle the kids in!
Have a great weekend!
Bill Gile | Meteorologist
New Hampshire One News