Jul 14, 2015 12:06 AM
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
Believe it or not, as warm as it has been...it is not even close to being hot, nor humid. Say what? I have been saying the complaint department is officially closed. I am having no part of the some whines I have heard from some people. I honestly just don't get it. I hear it all.. it is too hot, it is too cold, it is too cloudy, the pollen....Enough! Sometimes you just have to enjoy what you have...and this weekend was some of the most perfect summer weather you could possibly ask for! Compare that to the miserable weather in the midwest with temperatures 95 to 100+, dewpoints 74-78 with a heat index of 105 to 110! Now that is hot and humid! It is important to have perspective! So many others have it so much worse.
A broad trough is in place across the Northeast extending all the way back to the Great Lakes. This trough is preventing the real hot steamy air from pushing into the Northeast. Energy digging into the trough will swing around the base and be directed into New England Tuesday and early Wednesday. Weak high pressure Tuesday will give way to weak low pressure as clouds increase with the risk of a pop up shore or thunderstorm in the afternoon. Highs will range from 80-85 degrees with SE winds keeping temps in the mid 70's at the beaches. After a small break Monday, Dewpoints will climb into the lwr-mid 60's Tuesday with a more humid feel which will last right into the evening.
A cold front will push through New England Wednesday morning and help to sweep away the lingering humidity. The timing of it's passage will prevent any big storms without the peak heating of the day, but a few scattered morning showers will be possible. Highs will mostly be in the 70's near 80 with humidity falling off during the afternoon behind the cold front. Expect skies to brighten and become partly sunny by afternoon.
Building high pressure settles in with much more comfortable air for Thursday and Friday with sunshine and highs in the 70's and Lwr 80's. Warmth and humidity will start to build during the weekend with the risk of a few pop up afternoon storms both Saturday and Sunday, but no washouts. Highs will be in the mid 80's and there will be the potential for a few stronger storms in this warmer more humid environment. Only thing missing will be the stronger winds aloft needed shear to enable updrafts. We will be watching as we get closer. Right now, all eyes are on the present and just focusing on getting the next 24-48 hours right. Sometimes that can be the trickiest part!
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