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NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: April 15, 2015

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

Sun-filled skies will greet the day Wednesday a high pressure slides in from Canada. Breezy NW winds sometimes gusting over 20 mph will help to keep temperatures slightly cooler than it has been as of late with highs in the afternoon holding steady in the Lwr-mid 60's. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning because the dry, breezy, warm conditions will make for an elevated risk of brushfires Wednesday. Hard to believe after a winter like the one we had, we are talking about fire danger, but the dry brush in place will be extremely flamable under these conditions with low relative humidity. Burning is not advised.

High pressure will crest over us Wednesday night with clear and calm conditions. Lows will drop into the 20's in colder sections of NH and Lwr 30's elsewhere. It will be chilly start to the day Thursday, but more sunshine is expected with highs in the Lwr 60's. It will be considerable cooler at the coast with light onshore winds from SE helping to keep temperatures in the 50's at the seacoast.

As the high pulls off the coast, warmer SW winds will begin to direct warmer air into the Northeast. Clouds will increase, with the risk of a shower or two on Friday. Most of the day should be dry and mild, with the exception being the coastline which should still be in the 50's near 60. A cold front will approach on Saturday. Breezy SW winds will pump temperatures well into the 60's nearing 70! There will likely be a few afternoon showers as this cold front pushes through. High pressure in Cananda will supply drier air behind the front for Sunday. Cooler onshore winds will develop for the start of next week, with more clouds and the better chance for a few more showers. Temperatures at that time will likely be in the Lwr 50's.


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