May 22, 2016 11:08 PM

NH1 Weather Insider with Cyrena Arnold May, 23, 2016


Spring is that time of year where conditions for rain come and go as they please. If you feel like the forecast recently has been going back and fourth about rain, from yes to no and back to yes again, you aren't alone. This unstable spring air brings both moist and dry air, sometimes in the same day from different directions, making precipitation forecasts extremely difficult this time of year.

We have another unstable weather week in store where conditions are ripe for some scattered showers on several day, but it's very difficult to pinpoint exactly who is going to see rain and when. On top of that, sea breezes will develop, creating 10 degree temperature difference between the coast and inland locations some days this week.

On Monday, we can expect partly cloudy to partly sunny skies with a northerly wind at 5-10 mph. Inland temperatures will reach the mid to upper 70's, while the coast will stay slightly cooler and just under 70. During the late afternoon or evening hours, there could be a few isolated showers that pop up and move from northeast to southwest (yes, you read that right). No heavy accumulations are expected from these small showers.

By Tuesday, a low just off the coast will creep slightly inland, bringing a more significant chance for rain to most of the area, with higher rainfall amounts expected in southern locations closer to this low. Temperatures will be cooler, in the upper 60's inland and lower 60's along the coast.

We get a brief break from the rain on Wednesday morning but will see chances of rain return again on Wednesday afternoon and evening as a front drops in from the north. Highs will be near 80 inland but will stay in the 70's along the coast.

Thursday looks to be the nicest day of the week with warm temperatures in the 80's through most of the state and it's nice and sunny. That warm inland air will allow a sea breeze to develop, which will keep temperatures in and below the mid 70's along the coast.

Another chance of rain develops by Friday or Saturday with temperatures in the 70's and 80's, but with this constantly changing weather, it's just too early to say who is going to rain and who is not.

The one constant in this entire week is our overnight low temperatures. Expect lows for the entire week in the upper 40's and low 50's to the north, the low to mid 50's for central and southern locations.

Join us tonight at 5, 6, and 10 pm on NH1 for the latest on this forecast.


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